KENDALL COUNTY, IL — The total number of coronavirus cases in Kendall County have now surpassed 1,250, according to public health data. The Kendall County Health Department said in a release Monday that there are 1,274 cases and 866 in recovery.
The total number of deaths is 23, with the most recent one reported June 26, of a male in his 30s who suffered from additional health complexities, county health officials said.
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health website, among the three long-term care facilities in Kendall County, Symphony at the Tillers of Oswego currently has the highest number of cases at 50 and nine deaths.
However, despite the emergence of new cases, as per data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, less than one percent of Kendall County's population have tested positive for the coronavirus and 0.017 percent have died because of it.
State health officials on Tuesday announced 1,076 new cases of the coronavirus and 30 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus, bringing the statewide total to 173,731 confirmed infections and 7,446 known deaths. Another 1,242 probable cases and 192 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.
As of Monday night, 1,383 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 across the state. Of those, 329 were in intensive care and 128 were on ventilators, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that the state likely won't be able to return to normal until next year.
"The COVID-19 pandemic ... will remain a part of our lives for some time to come. As much as we might like to, it's not something that we can wish away. So, we have to act responsibly and collectively to protect the people that we love," the governor said at a morning news conference in Adams County.
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