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GENEVA – Kane County has had an additional 38 deaths from COVID-19 as of 1 p.m., for a new total of 153, according to a news release today from Kane County Coroner Rob Russell.
The deaths represent a 33% increase in the deaths in one week from May 11-18, the release stated.
For clarification, some of those who died did not live in Kane County, but died in Kane County Hospitals. By law, that makes them Kane County deaths, the release stated.
The Kane Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health are researching where these individuals contracted the disease and are reporting them as such. This would be one reason the difference in numbers.
The Kane County Health Department numbers are approximately one week behind the actual number, the release stated.
The youngest person to die from the coronavirus was a 48-year-old man from Aurora on May 15; the oldest was a 97-year-old woman from South Elgin, according to the coroner’s data.
Aurora residents who died were four women age 86, 66, 88 and 95 and two men age 90 and 81 on May 11; a woman age 78 on May 12; four women age 94, 84, 75 and 68 and one man age 66 on May 14; a man age 67 and a woman age 85 on May 15; a man age 66 and two women, age 79 and 92 on May 16; and a man age 89 on May 17.
Geneva residents who died were a man age 72 on May 11; a man age 90 and a woman age 85 on May 15; and a woman age 69 on May 17.
North Aurora residents who died were a 90-year-old woman on May 13; and two women age 85 and 94 on May 17.
South Elgin residents who died were a woman age 86 on May 12; a man age 85 on May 13; a man age 87 on May 15; and a woman age 76 on May 16.
Elgin residents who died were two men, age 54 and 63 on May 13; a man age 77 on May 14; and a woman age 76 on May 15.
A 90-year-old Schaumburg woman died at Amita Mercy Center in Aurora on May 16, according to the news release.