Stories about Coronavirus
A daily update of new COVID-19 cases and deaths in Kane County
The first known Omicron COVID-19 variant case in Illinois was confirmed Tuesday, in a Chicago resident fully vaccinated and boosted. The Chicago resident did not require hospitalization.
Hospital capacity remains low, with about 2% of medical and surgical beds available in McHenry County
DeKalb County Health Department officials reported one resident in their 50s has died due to complications from COVID-19 on Tuesday.
The 78 new COVID-19 deaths are the most in a single day for Illinois since February 11
Most of the cases - 131 - are people younger than 20.
COVID-19 cases are up in Bureau, Putnam and Marshall counties in the past seven days.
Multiple DeKalb County residents died over the weekend from COVID-19, including one linked to Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich. County health officials also reported more than 120 new virus cases.
McHenry and Lake counties fell below the 20% threshold for hospital intensive care unit capacity Friday and remained at 17% as of Sunday, the IDPH says
Over the past week, from Nov. 30 through Monday, Northern Illinois University reported 50 new cases of COVID-19: eight employees and 42 students.