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Another jump in COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County Saturday

No new deaths

Medical professionals can be seen administering COVID-19 tests to students an faculty of Lewis University on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Romeoville, Ill.
Medical professionals can be seen administering COVID-19 tests to students an faculty of Lewis University on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Romeoville, Ill.

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KANE COUNTY – Illinois public health officials on Saturday reported 110 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and no new deaths.

That is an increase from the 72 new cases reported on Friday. The total number of cases in the county is now 12,554. The number of COVID-19 deaths in Kane County remains at 325.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen three days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases, a decrease in both metrics. The region's positivity rate stayed the same at 5.5%. Currently, 29% of medical/surgical beds and 38% of ICU beds are available.

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 2,120 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 20 additional deaths Saturday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate fell slightly from 3.6% to 3.5%. The state received the results of 74,286 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Saturday afternoon.

Illinois now has seen 272,856 total cases of the virus and 8,436 people have died.

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

60174 & 60175 – 529 cases, 10,362 tested; 433 cases, 8,622 tested

60134 – 444 cases, 8,072 tested

60510 – 338 cases, 8,645 tested

60119 – 111 cases, 2,501 tested

60554 – 127 cases, 3,014 tested

60542 – 330 cases, 5,704 tested

60505 & 60506 – 2,621 cases, 20,759 tested; 1,686 cases, 19,919 tested  

60123 – 1,422 cases, 16,025 tested  

60177 – 593 cases, 7,241 tested

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