COVID-19 Positivity Decreases In Kendall Co.; Cases Surpass 2,000

KENDALL COUNTY, IL — Coronavirus positivity in Kendall County is currently the lowest it has been in a month, according to public health data. The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that as of Friday, the positivity is at 5.6 percent.

The number of hospital admissions for COVID-19-Like Illnesses have also decreased and no deaths have been reported since in over two weeks.

This comes after Pritzker’s administration issued a news release on Aug. 24 stating that Region 7 — the Will-Kankakee region — had been moved to stricter mitigations following three consecutive days of a rolling positivity rate above 8 percent. Kendall County could have seen the same restrictions if the numbers had not improved.

There are a total of 76 new cases per 100,000 people in the county and the target is 50. This number has increased from last week. The metric used for ICU bed availability is also showing positive signs and currently, 40.8 percent beds are available.

As of Saturday, the Kendall County Health Department reports 2,061 cases with 1,537 in recovery and 26 deaths.

State health officials over the weekend announced more than 4,000 new cases of the coronavirus — 2,441 on Saturday and 1604 on Sunday — and another 39 deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. Saturday marked the 4th time in a week the state added more than 2,000 new cases in a single day.

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