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Over 200 COVID cases diagnosed in Kane County Friday as 7-day positivity rate hits 9.1%

No new deaths from COVID reported

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KANE COUNTY – Illinois public health officials on Friday reported 223 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and no new deaths.

That is an increase from the 144 new cases reported on Thursday. The total number of cases in the county is now 14,925. The number of COVID-19 deaths in Kane County is 338.

The West Suburban region – DuPage and Kane counties – has seen nine days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter mitigation measures – and five days of hospital admission increases.

The region's positivity rate increased from 7.0% to 7.4%. Currently, 30% of medical/surgical beds are available and 43% of ICU beds.

Within this region, Kane County's rolling seven-day positivity average jumped a full percentage point and is now 9.1%. It has turned in three straight single-day positivity rates above 10%.

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 4,554 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 38 additional deaths Friday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate rose from 4.9% to 5.1%. The state received the results of 87,759 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Friday afternoon, which is a single-day record. The recovery rate is at 97% as of Friday.

Illinois now has seen 336,174 total cases of the virus and 9,165 people have died.

Cases and testing are counted by zip code.

Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code:

60174 & 60175 – 673 cases, 14,174 tested; 520 cases, 12,087 tested

60134 – 581 cases, 10,801 tested

60510 – 451 cases, 11,321 tested

60119 – 153 cases, 3,337 tested

60554 – 173 cases, 3,892 tested

60542 – 397 cases, 7,019 tested

60505 & 60506 – 2,905 cases, 25,231 tested; 1,921 cases, 23,803 tested  

60123 – 1,659 cases, 19,188 tested  

60177 – 722 cases, 10,073 tested

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