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Kane coroner reports additional 31 COVID-19 deaths in 1 week

New deaths are 37% increase over previous week

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GENEVA – Kane County has had an additional 31 deaths from COVID-19, for a total of 115, according to a news release today from Kane County Coroner Rob Russell.

The additional deaths represents a 37% increase in coronavirus-confirmed deaths in one week, from May 4 to May 11.

The oldest person to die was an Aurora resident, a 100-year-old woman on May 10 and the youngest person to die was a 33-year-old Elgin man on May 6, according to Russell’s release.

Other Aurora residents who died from the virus were a man age 39, on May 1; two women, age 75 and 95, on May 4; a woman age 75 on May 6; three men age 35, 53 and 43 on May 7; a man, age 70 and a woman, age 90, on May 8; two men, age 69 and 64 on May 9; a man age 76 on May 10; a woman age 63 and two men, both aged 84, on May 11.

The May 1 death was a recent test result, according to the release.

Other deaths among Elgin residents were a man, age 48 on May 3 and a woman age 85 on May 6.

The May 3 death was a recent test result, according to the release.

North Aurora residents who died were a woman age 77 on May 6; two 80-year-old women, on May 8 and May 10.

South Elgin residents who died were a woman, age 80, on May 7; a woman age 82 on May 8; and a woman, age 83 on May 10.

Also, a West Dundee woman age 95 died on May 9 and a Geneva woman, age 81, died on May 8.

The list of COVID-19 deaths also includes a woman, age 93 from Naperville, a Chicago man, age 79 and a Cortland man, age 60, all on May 7.

Because they died in Kane County hospitals, the three are listed as deaths in Kane County by law, the release stated.

All of these reported deaths tested positive for the COVID-19 virus with the approved biological test and only those that were positive were included in the list from the coroner, the release stated.

The coroner urged residents to continue following all the social distancing suggestions provided by the CDC, State of Illinois and the Kane County Health Department.

The coroner will release a weekly list every Monday afternoon to summarize all countywide deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the release stated.

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