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COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to increase in Kane, DuPage counties

Illinois public officials on Thursday reported 1,906 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and two new deaths.

Kane County has now seen 93,750 total cases of the virus and 956 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 21%. Currently, 13% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 23.9%, and DuPage County’s stayed went down to 19.8%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 687 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital, from 662 on Wednesday.

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 44,089 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 104 additional deaths Thursday. The IDPH received the results of 247,830 tests leading up to Thursday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 14.7%.

Illinois now has seen 2,339,534 total cases of the virus, and 28,260 people have died.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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