0 Coronavirus Deaths Wednesday In Kane Co.; First Time In 45 Days

Jason Addy

KANE COUNTY, IL — Amid an extended surge in coronavirus-related deaths, Kane County received some good news Wednesday as officials reported zero new deaths for the first time in a month and a half.

The county’s last day without a COVID-19 death came 45 days ago on Nov. 28, according to statistics from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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A huge surge in new coronavirus cases starting in late October led to a significant rise in deaths in November and December, with the trend continuing through the first two weeks of January, public health data shows.

Kane County recorded 78 deaths in November, 20 more than it did over the previous three months combined. The county then set a new monthly record with 131 deaths in December. In the first 13 days of January, 51 Kane County residents have died from COVID-19.

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Public health data shows 186 residents died in the 45 days since the county’s last deathless day on Nov. 28. Those deaths account for more than 30 percent of the 615 COVID-19 deaths reported in Kane County since the start of the coronavirus pandemic last March.

Nearly half of the county’s deaths — 303 — were linked to long-term-care facilities in the county, the state’s data shows.

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The seven-day rolling average of deaths in Kane County stood reached an all-time high of 5.8 in mid-December, before dropping to 2.9 by Dec. 27, public health data shows. That figure stood at about 3.6 Monday.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases in Kane County fell more than 65 percent from its all-time high of 595 in mid-November to about 206 Dec. 29, public health data shows. That measure stood at 260 on Wednesday.


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This article originally appeared on the Aurora Patch