DuPage County reports 157 COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 2 deaths, 34.07% of population fully vaccinated

The DuPage County Health Department on Wednesday reported 157 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the county, with 2 deaths: 1 man in his 50s and 1 woman in her 80s.

The county now has seen a total of 88,281 coronavirus cases including 1,321 deaths, according to the health department.

DuPage County has administered 758,399 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. A total of 316,408 people, or 34.07% of the population, have been fully vaccinated.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 98 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 5.7%. Currently, 23% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average increased to 7.2% and DuPage County’s increased to 5.0%.

Hospitalizations increased seven out of the past 10 days in this region.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,728 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 33 additional deaths Wednesday, and a total of 9,048,300 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

For Tuesday, the state administered 106,173 shots.

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.