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Fourth consecutive day of more than 100 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County

Illinois public officials on Wednesday reported 108 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and one new death. There were 115 new cases reported last Friday, 330 new cases reported over the weekend on Monday and 111 cases reported Tuesday.

Kane County has now seen 61,864 total cases of the virus and 821 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 6.1%. Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 7.2%, and DuPage County’s stayed increased to 5.6%.

Hospitalizations have increased 27 consecutive days in this region. The region is up to 174 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

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 3,833 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 46 additional deaths Wednesday. The IDPH received the results of 72,545 tests leading up to Wednesday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 5.3%.

Illinois now has seen 1,474,285 total cases of the virus, and 23,685 people have died.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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