GENEVA, IL — Statistics from the Kane County Department of Health show a rapid increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Geneva over the past week. County officials have confirmed 35 cases since Friday, bringing the city’s total to 71. Geneva saw its largest single-day increase in confirmed coronavirus cases Sunday, when 27 new cases were reported, according to the data.
The number of confirmed cases continues to rise as testing capacity expands, with at least 10 testing sites now operating in Kane County.
The state of Illinois launched a drive-thru coronavirus testing site April 22 at the Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora which can collect up to 600 samples daily. VNA Health Care is offering free testing by appointment at its locations in Aurora, Elgin, Romeoville and Carol Stream.
According to the Illinois Department of Health, Kane County residents can also access tests at:
- AMITA Health Mercy Medical Center, 1325 N. Highland Ave., Aurora
- Physicians Immediate Care, 2853 Kirk Road, Aurora
- AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital, 77 N. Airlite St., Elgin
- Greater Elgin Family Care Center - Seneca Health Center, 450 Dundee Ave., Elgin
- Physicians Immediate Care, 2490 Bushwood Dr., Elgin
It is unclear how many of Geneva’s cases are linked to Bria of Geneva rehabilitation and senior living facility, which has seen the largest outbreak of any long-term-care facility in the county. Fifty-five people at Bria of Geneva are presumed to have the coronavirus, according to the Illinois Department of Health. The county is reporting the number of confirmed cases, while the state’s data includes any resident or worker who shows coronavirus symptoms at a long-term-care facility where there is a confirmed case, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has said.
Ten deaths in Geneva, including one at Bria of Geneva, have been linked to the coronavirus, as of Thursday, the data shows.