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Almost 120 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County Thursday

Illinois public officials on Thursday reported 116 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and one new death. There were 108 new cases reported Wednesday.

Kane County has now seen 61,980 total cases of the virus and 822 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 6.1%. Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 7.4%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 5.6%.

Hospitalizations have increased 28 consecutive days in this region. The region is up to 180 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

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 3,180 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 14 additional deaths Thursday. The IDPH received the results of 75,480 tests leading up to Thursday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 5.2%.

Illinois now has seen 1,477,465 total cases of the virus, and 23,699 people have died.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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