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Coronavirus

Kane County's rolling positivity rate hits 10% as 166 new cases reported Saturday

Two new deaths reported

A long swab and a vial to put the completed test in are the only supplies needed to give a test to a patron at the free drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at DeKalb High School Tuesday morning. The testing by HR Support is offered through a partnership of the Illinois Department of Public Health, the DeKalb County Health Department and DeKalb Community School District 428.
A long swab and a vial to put the completed test in are the only supplies needed to give a test to a patron at the free drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at DeKalb High School Tuesday morning. The testing by HR Support is offered through a partnership of the Illinois Department of Public Health, the DeKalb County Health Department and DeKalb Community School District 428.

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KANE COUNTY – Illinois public health officials on Saturday reported 166 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and two new deaths, a woman in her 70s and a man in his 80s.

That is a decrease from the 223 new cases reported on Friday. The total number of cases in the county is now 15,091. The number of COVID-19 deaths in Kane County is 340.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 10 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 7.4% to 7.9%. Currently, 29% of medical/surgical beds and 41% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County's rolling seven-day positivity average jumped nearly a full percentage point once again and is now 9.9%.

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 3,629 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 27 additional deaths Saturday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate rose from 5.1% to 5.2%. The state received the results of 77,489 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Saturday afternoon. The recovery rate is at 97% as of Oct. 16.

Illinois now has seen 339,803 total cases of the virus and 9,192 people have died.

Cases and testing are counted by zip code.

Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code:

60174 & 60175 – 679 cases, 14,397 tested; 529 cases, 12,259 tested

60134 – 591 cases, 10,979 tested

60510 – 460 cases, 11,454 tested

60119 – 158 cases, 3,377 tested

60554 – 177 cases, 3,929 tested

60542 – 402 cases, 7,085 tested

60505 & 60506 – 2,931 cases, 25,393 tested; 1,944 cases, 23,986 tested

60123 – 1,671 cases, 19,379 tested

60177 – 727 cases, 10,162 tested

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