KANE COUNTY, IL — For just the second time since the start of the pandemic, Kane County has gone a full week without recording a coronavirus-related death, according to public health data.
Kane County officials reported no deaths between Sept. 16 and Sept. 23. The county recorded its first week without a coronavirus-related death in mid-August, five months into the pandemic, according to statistics from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
The county recorded 15 deaths in the first 16 days of September — more than in all of August. However, no coronavirus-related deaths have been reported since Sept. 16, public health data shows.
More than 500 Kane County residents tested positive for the coronavirus since Sept. 16, public health data shows.
The county's total of 12,832 cases includes 4,650 in Aurora, 2,909 in Elgin and 1,189 in Carpentersville, as well as 988 in St. Charles, 608 in South Elgin, 462 in Geneva, 345 in Batavia, 340 in North Aurora and 209 in Montgomery. All other municipalities have reported less than 200 coronavirus cases, as of Wednesday.
The positivity rate in Region 8 — made up of Kane and DuPage counties — stands at 5.5 percent, as of Sunday, after reaching an all-time high of 6.2 percent at the end of August.