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Jump in new COVID-19 cases reported in Kane County Friday

Illinois public officials on Friday reported 138 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and no new deaths. That number comes after fewer than 100 cases reported in the county on each of the past two days.

Kane County has now seen 66,733 total cases of the virus and 857 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 2.8%. Currently, 26% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed flat at 3.0%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 2.7%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable six out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 149 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 3,356 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 41 additional deaths Friday. The IDPH received the results of 156,801 tests leading up to Friday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 2.2%.

Illinois now has seen 1,630,864 total cases of the virus, and 25,017 people have died.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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