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Kane COVID-19 deaths increase by 9 to 253

Additional deaths increased by 4% from last week

Kane County Coroner Rob Russell
Kane County Coroner Rob Russell

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GENEVA – Kane County Coroner Rob Russell reported an additional nine deaths from COVID-19 as of 1 p.m. Monday, representing a 4% increase in the number of deaths in one week, from June 29 to July 6.

The nine additional deaths boosts to 253 the number of confirmed coronavirus deaths in Kane County, according to the coroner’s news release. On June 29, the coroner reported 239 deaths from the virus.

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 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 release stated.

All of these reported deaths tested positive for the coronavirus; only cases that tested positive were included.

The oldest person to die was a woman, age 97, on June 30 and the youngest was a woman age 59 on June 29.

Also on June 30 two men, age 72, both of Aurora; a man, age 73, of Elgin and a woman age 80 of South Elgin.

Two deaths on July 1 were two women, age 81 and 91, both of Elgin.

A man, age 89, of Aurora, died on July 5.

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