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Woman in her 40s among two new COVID-19 deaths reported in Kane County Wednesday

Illinois public officials on Wednesday reported 182 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and two new deaths, a woman in her 40s and a woman in her 90s. The case number is a slight dip from the 186 cases announced Tuesday.

Kane County has now seen 47,657 total cases of the virus and 666 people have died.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen zero days below the 6.5% threshold to advance to Phase 4. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 7.2%. Currently, 29% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 45 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average decreased to 8%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 6.7%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable eight out of the past 10 days in this region.

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 3,751 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 81 additional deaths Wednesday. The IDPH received the results of 80,124 tests leading up to Wednesday afternoon.

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

Illinois now has seen 1,112,181 total cases of the virus, and 18,964 people have died.

Cases and testing are counted by zip code.

Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code.

60174 & 60175 – 2,546 cases, 33,517 tested; 2,153 cases, 31,835 tested

60134 – 2,030 cases, 26,758 tested

60510 – 1,813 cases, 23,793 tested

60119 – 736 cases, 7,795 tested

60554 – 782 cases, 8,545 tested

60542 – 1,423 cases, 16,331 tested

60505 & 60506 – 7,569 cases, 54,119 tested; 5,486 cases, 53,443 tested

60123 – 4,749 cases, 45,591 tested

60177 – 2,339 cases, 29,899 tested

60124 – 1,901 cases, 18,090 tested

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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