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Big jump in new COVID-19 cases in Kane County Tuesday

Illinois public officials on Tuesday reported 61 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and no new deaths. The case count is an increase from the 17 new cases reported Monday.

Kane County has now seen 51,733 total cases of the virus and 732 people have died.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 55 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 3.8%. Currently, 32% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 93 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average increased to 3.8% and DuPage County increased to 3.8%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable for eight 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 1,997 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 19 additional deaths Tuesday. The IDPH received the results of 51,240 tests leading up to Tuesday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 2.3%.

Illinois now has seen 1,212,110 total cases of the virus, and 20,973 people have died.

Cases and testing are counted by zip code.

Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code.

60174 & 60175 – 2,781 cases, 39,027 tested; 2,335 cases, 36,869 tested

60134 – 2,288 cases, 32,140 tested

60510 – 2,038 cases, 28,628 tested

60119 – 837 cases, 9,397 tested

60554 – 915 cases, 10,473 tested

60542 – 1,538 cases, 19,650 tested

60505 & 60506 – 8,070 cases, 63,291 tested; 5,892 cases, 66,459 tested

60123 – 5,116 cases, 55,124 tested

60177 – 2,522 cases, 35,229 tested

60124 – 2,076 cases, 21,732 tested

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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