DuPage County new COVID-19 cases drop below 100, region’s positivity rate decreases to 5.1%

The DuPage County Health Department on Sunday reported 70 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the county, with 4 deaths: 1 woman in her 60s, 1 man in his 70s, 1 man in his 80s and 1 woman in her 90s.

The county now has seen a total of 69,611 coronavirus cases including 1,132 deaths, according to the health department. The recovery rate among DuPage County cases as of Jan. 26 was 98.1%.

DuPage County has administered 94,743 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. A total of 24,985 residents, or 2.69% of the population have been fully vaccinated.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,060 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 48 additional deaths Sunday, and a total of 1,342,857 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen six consecutive days at or under 6.5%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 5.1%. Currently, 27% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 56 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 6.1% and DuPage County is at 4.6%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the last 10 days in this region.

By town, Wheaton has had 3,731 total cases, Glen Ellyn 2,657, Lombard 3,637, Villa Park 2,189, Hinsdale 1,132, Westmont 1,757, Darien 1,443, Woodridge 2,168, Downers Grove 3,312, Elmhurst 3,582, Warrenville 1,098 and Winfield 902. Addison has had 4,259 confirmed cases, Naperville 5,942, Carol Stream 3,743 and West Chicago 3,829.

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

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.