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Coronavirus

Man in his 40s among six new COVID deaths reported Friday in Kane County

More than 550 new cases reported

Ashley Lacock , of HR Support Pros, readies to accept a testing swab  during Covid 19 testing at Streator City Park. Testing was sponsored by The Illinois Dept Of Health. Tom Sistak Photo
Ashley Lacock , of HR Support Pros, readies to accept a testing swab during Covid 19 testing at Streator City Park. Testing was sponsored by The Illinois Dept Of Health. Tom Sistak Photo

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KANE COUNTY – Illinois public officials on Friday reported 562 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and six new deaths: 1 male 40s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s and 1 male 80s.

That's a decrease from the 681 new cases reported on Thursday. Kane County has now seen 28,225 total cases of the virus and 408 people have died.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen six days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases, a decrease in both metrics. The region's positivity rate decreased to 14.6%. Currently, 19% of medical/surgical beds are available and 26% of ICU beds. Within this region, Kane County's seven-day positivity average is at 16.7%, and DuPage County is at 13.5%.

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 13,012 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 126 additional deaths Friday. The IDPH received the results of 116,024 tests leading up to Friday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state decreased from 12.0% to 11.5%.

Illinois now has seen 634,395 total cases of the virus, and 11,304 people have died.

Cases and testing are counted by zip code.

Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code.

NOTE: Zip code information was not updated on the IDPH website on Friday, Nov. 20. Numbers listed below are from Thursday, Nov. 19.

60174 & 60175 – 1,469 cases, 20,506; 1,219 cases, 17,989 tested

60134 – 1,206 cases, 16,355 tested

60510 – 1,067 cases, 16,127 tested

60119 – 403 cases, 4,925 tested

60554 – 397 cases, 5,545 tested

60542 – 791 cases, 9,873 tested

60505 & 60506 – 4,704 cases, 35,772 tested; 3,300 cases, 32,778 tested

60123 – 2,708 cases, 26,826 tested

60177 – 1,374 cases, 15,994 tested

60124 – 1,032 cases, 11,357 tested

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