If you’ve visited the Kane County Health Department website today, you noticed the new COVID-19 dashboard, which displays the latest COVID-19 information, including statistics on the number of cases and deaths in each Kane County community.
The dashboard pops up at the top of the www.kanehealth.com/ page.
According to the page, data is refreshed daily by 5 p.m.
The Kane County totals as of 5 p.m. are eight deaths and 146 confirmed cases.
As of 2:10 p.m. (Wednesday, April 1, 2020), the dashboard showed 134 confirmed cases and eight deaths in Kane County.
Other data, shown in graphic form, includes:
Confirmed Cases By Date of Symptom Onset — The most new cases of symptom onset on any day was 15, on March 18.
Confirmed Cases By Municipality — Aurora has the highest number of confirmed cases, at 32 as of 2:10 p.m.
Kane County Coronavirus Cases (In Map Form) — When you put your cursor over a blue dot, it shows the number of cases at that location. For example, hold the cursor over Elgin, and you find the city has 24 confirmed cases as of 2:10 p.m. Wednesday.
Confirmed Case County By Gender — 58 female and 75 male as of 2:10 p.m.
Confirmed Case County by Age Range — There are 37 confirmed cases among people in the 50-59 age column, making it the age category with the highest number of confirmed cases, so far.
“Information presented in charts reflects the most current data captured at last access and may differ slightly from reported total,” the graphic says at the bottom.
The data source is the Illinois National Electronic Disease Surveillance System.
Officials say the data is likely to be ahead of the numbers shared daily on the Illinois Department of Public Health, which gathers data from across the state and has been presenting it after a 2:30 p.m. daily news conference.
While the Kane County dashboard is up and running and available to the public, officials say it is more or less a “beta” test and might need a few days to run smoothly.
That said, Kane County Connects’ sampling at 2:10 p.m. today shows it working just fine, with numbers that appear up to date as compared to the recent posts from the IDPH.
What To Do If You Have Symptoms
If you think you have the symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, and difficulty breathing), please stay at home and CALL your doctor or health provider first to report a suspected illness. Your health care provider will order testing. COVID-19 tests are NOT done at the Kane County Health Department.
As in all viral cases, you should wash your hands frequently, avoid interacting with people who are sick and make sure you are up to date on your immunizations.
For additional information and current updates on the COVID-19 situation, visit KaneHealth.com.
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department website