KANE COUNTY – Illinois public health officials on Thursday reported 144 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and two new deaths, both men in their 80s.

That is a decrease from the 280 new cases reported on Wednesday. The total number of cases in the county is now 14,702. The number of COVID-19 deaths in Kane County is 338.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen eight days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter mitigation measures – and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 6.7% to 7.0%. Currently, 31% of medical/surgical beds are available and 46% of ICU beds.

Within this region, Kane County's rolling seven-day positivity average is now 8.1%. It has turned in back-to-back single-day positivity rates above 10%.

The positivity rate is the percentage of people who test positive out of all the people tested in a given time period. The Illinois Department of Public Health will monitor if these indicators show an increase in COVID-19 disease burden with a simultaneous decrease in hospital capacity or if there are three consecutive days greater than or equal to 8% test positivity rate (7 day rolling).

These indicators can be used to determine whether additional community mitigation interventions are needed for a region to control the further spread of COVID-19.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,015 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 53 additional deaths Thursday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate rose from 4.6% to 4.9%. The state received the results of 67,086 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Thursday afternoon.

Illinois now has seen 331,620 total cases of the virus and 9,127 people have died.

Cases and testing count by zip code. Several municipalities in Kane County share the same zip code:

60174 & 60175 – 657 cases, 13,848 tested; 502 cases, 11,990 tested

60134 – 568 cases, 10,648 tested

60510 – 445 cases, 11,205 tested

60119 – 150 cases, 3,292 tested

60554 – 167 cases, 3,842 tested

60542 – 389 cases, 6,940 tested

60505 & 60506 – 2,881 cases, 25,012 tested; 1,891 cases, 23,550 tested

60123 – 1,641 cases, 19,024 tested

60177 – 711 cases, 9,891 tested

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