DuPage County reports 112 COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 2 deaths, region’s positivity rate decreases to 3.8%

The DuPage County Health Department on Wednesday reported 112 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the county, with 2 deaths: a man in his 60s and a man in his 80s.

The county now has seen a total of 71,588 coronavirus cases including 1,190 deaths, according to the health department. The recovery rate among DuPage County cases as of Feb. 9 was 98.2%.

DuPage County has administered 164,331 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, over one in seven DuPage County residents. A total of 47,391 people, or 5.10% of the population, have been fully vaccinated.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 35 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 3.8%. Currently, 31% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 73 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 4.1%, and DuPage County is at 3.7%.

Hospitalizations have decreased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,022 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 44 additional deaths Wednesday, and a total of 2,310,929 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

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.