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Almost 150 new COVID-19 cases reported Friday in Kane County

Illinois public officials on Friday reported 144 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and two new deaths.

Kane County has now seen 63,850 total cases of the virus and 831 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 5.4%. Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed flat at 5.0%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 5.7%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable two out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 208 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 5,980 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 37 additional deaths Friday. The IDPH received the results of 109,536 tests leading up to Friday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 5.0%.

Illinois now has seen 1,538,324 total cases of the virus, and 24,067 people have died.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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