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Slight dip in Kane County COVID-19 cases Wednesday from nearly 100 new cases Tuesday

3 additional deaths reported

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KANE COUNTY – Illinois public health officials on Wednesday reported 81 new cases of COVID-19 in Kane County, and three additional deaths. There were 97 cases reported on Tuesday and 39 cases reported on Monday. The additional deaths were a man in his 50s, a woman in her 70s and a man in his 80s.

The number of COVID-19 deaths in Kane County is now 301. The total number of cases in the county is now 9,417.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen only three days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased slightly to 4.6%. Currently 38% of medical/surgical beds are available and 50% of ICU beds.

The positivity rate is the percentage of people who test positive out of all the people tested in a given time period. The World Health Organization has said that in countries that have conducted extensive testing for COVID-19, the positivity rate should remain at 5% or lower for at least 14 days.

Health officials reported 1,759 new cases of the virus Wednesday, and 30 additional deaths statewide. Illinois has a total of 186,471 cases and 7,573 deaths. The state reported 46,668 test specimens in the past 24 hours. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 29–August 4 remained at 3.9%.

Cases and testing count by zip code:

St. Charles (60174 & 60175) – 306 cases, 5,618 tested; 219 cases, 3,241 tested

Geneva (60134) – 275 cases, 4,319 tested

Batavia (60510) – 223 cases, 5,046 tested

Elburn (60119) – 77 cases, 1,346 tested

Sugar Grove (60554) – 84 cases, 1,767 tested

North Aurora (60542) – 261 cases, 3,539 tested

Aurora (60505 & 60506) – 2,260 cases, 14,480 tested; 1,338 cases, 13,043 tested

Elgin (60123) – 1,086 cases, 9,745 tested  

South Elgin (60177) – 408 cases, 4,058 tested

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