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Almost 250 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County over the weekend

Illinois public officials on Monday reported 240 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and one new death since Friday afternoon.

Kane County has now seen 60,925 total cases of the virus and 818 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 5.3%. Currently, 27% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 5.9%, and DuPage County’s increased to 5.0%.

Hospitalizations have increased for 10 consecutive days in this region. The region is up to 107 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital, marking the first time the Kane/DuPage county region has been over 100 hospitalized COVID-19 patients since May 31.

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 4,824 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 16 additional deaths since Friday afternoon. The IDPH received the results of 96,798 tests leading up to Monday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 4.9%.

Illinois now has seen 1,444,211 total cases of the virus, and 23,532 people have died.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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