DuPage County reports 263 COVID-19 cases Thursday, 6 deaths, region’s positivity rate decreases to 7.1%

The DuPage County Health Department on Thursday reported 263 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the county, with 6 deaths: 1 man in his 60s, 2 men in their 70s, 1 woman in her 80s, 1 woman in their 90s and 1 man in his 90s.

The county now has seen a total of 68,086 coronavirus cases including 1,102 deaths, according to the health department. The recovery rate among DuPage County cases as of Jan. 19 was 98.1%.

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 7.1%. Currently, 29% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 46 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average decreased to 7.8%, and DuPage County’s increased to 6.8%.

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

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,191 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 103 additional deaths Thursday, and a total of 829,488 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

By town, Wheaton has had 3,654 total cases, Glen Ellyn 2,583, Lombard 3,543, Villa Park 2,124, Hinsdale 1,096, Westmont 1,726, Darien 1,411, Woodridge 2,124, Downers Grove 3,224, Elmhurst 3,512, Warrenville 1,087 and Winfield 878. Addison has had 4,190 confirmed cases, Naperville 5,773, Carol Stream 3,679 and West Chicago 3,762.

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.