KANE COUNTY, IL — Kane County’s longest stretch without a coronavirus-related death came to an end over the weekend when public health officials announced two additional deaths from the virus.
Public health officials recorded more than 1,400 coronavirus cases and four deaths over the past three weeks, which includes a 17-day span without any related deaths.
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The 1,402 cases recorded since Sept. 15 represent more than 10 percent of all coronavirus cases recorded in Kane County since the start of the pandemic in March.
Statistics from the Illinois Department of Public Health show 13,634 Kane County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus and 329 have died from related conditions, as of Monday.
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Kane County’s seven-day rolling average of daily new cases has fluctuated between 50 and 85 cases since July 25. Its seven-day average did not surpass 50 cases at any point in the previous six weeks, public health data shows.
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The county’s seven-day average sits at 63.5 cases, as of Monday.
The positivity rate in Region 8 — made up of Kane and DuPage counties — stands at 4.9 percent, as of Friday. Kane County’s positivity rate has dropped by two full percentage points — to 5.3 percent — in less than two weeks, public health data shows.
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Public health officials have imposed new restrictions on three of Illinois’ 11 coronavirus-management regions after positivity rates there surpassed 8 percent for at least three days.
This article originally appeared on the Aurora Patch