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Just over 150 new COVID-19 cases reported Friday in Kane County

Illinois public officials on Friday reported 154 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and two new deaths. There were 120 new cases reported Thursday.

Kane County has now seen 64,624 total cases of the virus and 835 people have died.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 4.5%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed flat at 4.6%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 4.4%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable eight out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 191 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 5,309 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 47 additional deaths Friday. The IDPH received the results of 117,097 tests leading up to Friday afternoon.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is 4.5%.

Illinois now has seen 1,564,386 total cases of the virus, and 24,261 people have died.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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