Kane County Tops 49K Coronavirus Cases, Nears 700 Deaths

Jason Addy
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KANE COUNTY, IL — Kane County is closing in on 50,000 coronavirus cases and 700 deaths about 11 months after recording its first case of the pandemic.

More than 49,000 people in Kane County have tested positive for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, while 694 residents have died from related conditions, as of Monday, according to statistics from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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Kane County has recorded 855 cases and 16 deaths since the start of February, with the average number of cases and deaths down considerably from their all-time highs.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases in Kane County hit 595 on Nov. 12 after a huge surge in cases, while the seven-day rolling average of deaths hit its highest point in mid-December (5.9).

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For the past week, the county averaged about 108 cases and 2.3 deaths per day, the state’s data shows.

The seven-day average of deaths dipped to about 1.3 on Feb. 5. That’s the lowest it’s been since Nov. 10. Average cases are at their lowest point since mid-October.

The positivity rate in Region 8 — made up of Kane and DuPage counties — stood at 5.2 percent Friday, the most recent day for which testing data is available. That's the lowest it's been since Oct. 6, according to IDPH statistics.


This article originally appeared on the Aurora Patch