KANE COUNTY, IL — The average number of new coronavirus cases has slowly climbed over the past week, though it remains lower than at any point in the first half of June, according to public health data.
The 7-day rolling average of daily cases — a measure that takes into account daily fluctuations in testing to show longer-term trends — stands at just under 39, as of Wednesday. That figure reached a 12-week low July 9, when it dipped to 26.7 after peaking at an average of 218 daily cases in mid-May.
Statistics from the Illinois Department of Public Health show 261 residents tested positive between July 9 and July 15, a 30.5 percent increase over the previous seven days, when 200 cases were confirmed. Five hundred Kane County residents have tested positive since the start of July, taking the county’s case total to 8,274, as of Wednesday, the data shows.
Aurora residents account for more than 42 percent of all coronavirus cases in the county, with 3,502, the data shows. More than 400 residents in Aurora's other three counties — DuPage, Kendall and Will — have also tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the city's statistics.
Nearly 2,000 Elgin residents have tested positive, as well as 781 in Carpentersville, 366 in St. Charles, 350 in South Elgin, 225 each in North Aurora and Geneva, and 156 in Batavia, according to the state's data.
Five Kane County residents died July 14-15 after a four-day stretch without any coronavirus-related deaths, according to the data. As of Wednesday, 286 Kane County residents have died after testing positive for the coronavirus, including 159 residents of long-term-care facilities, the state’s data shows.
Coronavirus-related deaths by municipality
Aurora: 100 deaths in Kane County (107 total)
South Elgin: 34
North Aurora: 27
St. Charles: 10
Sugar Grove: 3
East Dundee: 1
West Dundee: 1