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DuPage County reports 246 COVID-19 cases, no deaths, region’s positivity rate decreases to 6.8%

The DuPage County Health Department on Saturday reported 246 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the county, with no deaths.

The county now has seen a total of 86,177 coronavirus cases including 1,312 deaths, according to the health department. The recovery rate among DuPage County cases as of April 13 was 98.3%.

DuPage County has administered 651,243 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. A total of 258,723 people, or 27.86% of the population, have been totally vaccinated.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 87 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 6.8%. Currently, 23% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average went down to 8.0%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 6.2%.

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

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,194 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 23 additional deaths on Saturday, and a total of 7,939,304 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

For Thursday, the state reported 166,885 shots being administered.

The health department provides further information on its data dashboard for COVID-19-related hospitalizations, deaths, lab positivity and outbreak-associated counts by municipality. This additional information replaces the information that was previously provided daily in this format.

Information is also available for COVID-19 cases and deaths among DuPage County residents by race, ethnicity, severity, long-term care facility outcomes, underlying medical conditions and doubling time. Visit the DuPage County COVID-19 Dashboard at www.dupagehealth.org/covid19data.

Individual long-term care facility outbreak updates are provided on the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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