DuPage County reports 191 COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 6 deaths, region’s positivity rate decreases to 7.2%

The DuPage County Health Department on Wednesday reported 191 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the county, with 6 deaths: 2 men in their 70s, 1 man in his 80s, 2 women in their 90s and 1 man in his 90s.

The county now has seen a total of 67,823 coronavirus cases including 1,096 deaths, according to the health department. The recovery rate among DuPage County cases as of Jan. 12 was 98.0%.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen zero days below the 6.5% threshold to advance to Phase 4. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 7.2%. Currently, 29% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 45 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average decreased to 8%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 6.7%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable eight out of the past 10 days in this region.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,751 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 81 additional deaths Wednesday, and a total of 773,623 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

By town, Wheaton has had 3,644 total cases, Glen Ellyn 2,580, Lombard 3,538, Villa Park 2,118, Hinsdale 1,092, Westmont 1,722, Darien 1,403, Woodridge 2,112, Downers Grove 3,207, Elmhurst 3,495, Warrenville 1,084 and Winfield 875. Addison has had 4,183 confirmed cases, Naperville 5,737, Carol Stream 3,670 and West Chicago 3,750.

The health department provides further information on its data dashboard for COVID-19-related hospitalizations, deaths, lab positivity and outbreak-associated counts by municipality. This additional information replaces the information that was previously provided daily in this format.

Information is also available for COVID-19 cases and deaths among DuPage County residents by race, ethnicity, severity, long-term care facility outcomes, underlying medical conditions and doubling time. Visit the DuPage County COVID-19 Dashboard at www.dupagehealth.org/covid19data.

Individual long-term care facility outbreak updates are provided on the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

Joshua  Welge

Joshua Welge

I am the Sports Editor for Kendall County Newspapers, the Kane County Chronicle and Suburban Life Media, covering primarily sports in Kendall, Kane, DuPage and western Cook counties. I've been covering high school sports for 24 years. I also assist with our news coverage.