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Kane County COVID-19 positivity rate hits 12% Tuesday as nearly 200 cases reported

Death of man in his 80s reported

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 Tuesday reported 194 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and one new death, a man in his 80s.

That is an increase from the 188 new cases reported on Monday. The total number of cases in the county is now 15,616. The number of COVID-19 deaths in Kane County is 342.

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 8.5% to 9.0%. Currently, 34% of medical/surgical beds and 44% of ICU beds are available.

The Kane/DuPage region hit the state's fail-safe of 8% positive in its seven-day rolling average for the third day in a row. The region is now subject to enhanced mitigations, which in previous regions have included closing indoor dining and bar service. Gov. JB Pritzker is scheduled to give a COVID-19 update at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Within this region, Kane County's rolling seven-day positivity average increased from 10.9% to 11.9%.

The positivity rate is the percentage of people who test positive out of all the people tested in a given time period. Additional restrictions can be placed on any of the state's 11 health regions if the region sustains an increase in its average positivity rate for seven days out of a 10-day period.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,714 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 41 additional deaths Tuesday. Illinois now has seen 350,875 total cases of the virus, and 9,277 people have died.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate rose from 5.4% to 5.5%. The state received the results of 59,077 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Tuesday afternoon.

Cases and testing are counted by zip code.

Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code:

60174 & 60175 – 708 cases, 14,759 tested; 552 cases, 12,515 tested

60134 – 608 cases, 11,418 tested

60510 – 489 cases, 11,726 tested

60119 – 164 cases, 3,472 tested

60554 – 189 cases, 4,040 tested

60542 – 417 cases, 7,277 tested

60505 & 60506 – 3,013 cases, 26,003 tested; 1,986 cases, 24,464 tested  

60123 – 1,721 cases, 19,866 tested  

60177 – 752 cases, 10,674 tested

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