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Substantial increase in COVID-19 cases in Kane County Wednesday

One new death reported

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KANE COUNTY – Illinois public health officials on Wednesday reported 86 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and one new death, a woman in her 70s.

That is an increase from the 59 new cases reported on Tuesday. The total number of cases in the county is now 12,280. The number of COVID-19 deaths in Kane County is 324.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen four days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased slightly from 5.8% to 5.7%. Currently, 37% of medical/surgical beds are available and 47% of ICU beds.

The positivity rate is the percentage of people who test positive out of all the people tested in a given time period. The Illinois Department of Public Health will monitor if these indicators show an increase in COVID-19 disease burden with a simultaneous decrease in hospital capacity or if there are three consecutive days greater than or equal to 8% test positivity rate (7 day rolling).

These indicators can be used to determine whether additional community mitigation interventions are needed for a region to control the further spread of COVID-19.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,941 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 35 additional deaths Wednesday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate rose slightly from 3.6% to 3.7%. The state received the results of 52,311 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Wednesday afternoon.

Illinois now has seen 266,151 total cases of the virus and 8,367 people have died.

Cases and testing count by zip code. Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code:

60174 & 60175 – 517 cases, 9,896 tested; 416 cases, 8,410 tested

60134 – 429 cases, 7,814 tested

60510 – 333 cases, 8,298 tested

60119 – 107 cases, 2,403 tested

60554 – 124 cases, 2,905 tested

60542 – 328 cases, 5,553 tested

60505 & 60506 – 2,576 cases, 20,361 tested; 1,655 cases, 19,171 tested

60123 – 1,381 cases, 15,493 tested

60177 – 589 cases, 6,780 tested

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