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Another big jump in new COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County Thursday

Illinois public officials on Thursday reported 169 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and no new deaths. There were 130 new cases reported Wednesday.

Kane County has now seen 55,088 total cases of the virus and 750 people have died.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 85 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 7.3%. Currently, 23% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average stayed flat at 8.4% and DuPage County’s decreased to 6.8%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

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 3,581 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 40 additional deaths Thursday. The IDPH received the results of 105,661 tests leading up to Thursday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 4.2%.

Illinois now has seen 1,292,515 total cases of the virus, and 21,609 people have died.

Cases and testing are counted by zip code.

Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code.

60174 & 60175 – 2,992 cases, 42,634 tested; 2,509 cases, 39,141 tested

60134 – 2,502 cases, 35,437 tested

60510 – 2,245 cases, 31,456 tested

60119 – 909 cases, 10,391 tested

60554 – 974 cases, 11,660 tested

60542 – 1,669 cases, 21,914 tested

60505 & 60506 – 8,536 cases, 69,128 tested; 6,353 cases, 74,261 tested

60123 – 5,354 cases, 61,682 tested

60177 – 2,668 cases, 38,049 tested

60124 – 2,211 cases, 23,796 tested

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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