COVID-19 KANE COUNTY: 86 New Cases, But No New Deaths For 4th Straight Day

COVID-19 KANE COUNTY: 86 New Cases, But No New Deaths For 4th Straight Day

3:40PM THURSDAY, AUG. 13

86 New Cases, But No New Deaths For 4th Straight Day

There were 86 new cases, but no new deaths for the fourth straight, according to numbers posted on Kane County Health Department COVID-19 dashboard.

The totals are 10,098 cases and 305 Kane County deaths.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 3:40 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13:

  1. Aurora — 3,991
  2. Elgin — 2,300
  3. Carpentersville — 958
  4. St. Charles — 627
  5. South Elgin — 449
  6. Geneva — 310
  7. North Aurora — 272
  8. Batavia — 246
  9. Montgomery — 153
  10. Gilberts —103

 

4:30PM WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12

Kane County Passes 10,000 Confirmed Cases

Kane County officially passed the milestone of 10,000 confirmed cases today.

According to the Kane County Health Department COVID-19 dashboard, there are 10,012 cases — an increase of 79 since Tuesday.

The dashboard also shows 305 coronavirus-related deaths in total — the third straight day without a recorded death.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12:

  1. Aurora — 3,974
  2. Elgin — 2,274
  3. Carpentersville — 946
  4. St. Charles — 616
  5. South Elgin — 445
  6. Geneva — 306
  7. North Aurora — 272
  8. Batavia — 243
  9. Montgomery — 153
  10. Gilberts —103

 

4:30PM TUESDAY, AUG. 11

No New Deaths 2nd Straight Day; 58 New Cases in Kane

For the second straight day, there were no new coronavirus related deaths posted on the Kane County Health Department COVID-19 dashboard.

There were 58 new cases, bringing the total 9,933. There are 305 total deaths in Kane County.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11:

  1. Aurora — 3,952
  2. Elgin — 2,257
  3. Carpentersville — 945
  4. St. Charles — 601
  5. South Elgin — 438
  6. Geneva — 298
  7. North Aurora — 271
  8. Batavia — 241
  9. Montgomery — 149
  10. Gilberts —101

 

4:20PM MONDAY, AUG. 10

61 New Cases, No New Deaths Monday

61 New Cases, No New Deaths Monday

While the state dashboard shows an increase in Kane County cases per 100,000 (see below) for Week 31, the Kane County Health Department COVID-19 dashboard shows more-recent data that shows an encouraging trend of fewer cases and deahts.

On Monday, Kane County reported 61 new cases and no new deaths.

As of 4:30 p.m., the dashboard shows 9,875 confirmed cases and 304 deaths.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of Monday, Aug. 10:

  1. Aurora — 3,932
  2. Elgin — 2,245
  3. Carpentersville — 942
  4. St. Charles — 591
  5. South Elgin — 435
  6. Geneva — 297
  7. North Aurora — 269
  8. Batavia — 237
  9. Montgomery — 148
  10. Gilberts —101

 

State Dashboard Shows Increase in Kane Numbers Per 100,000

This screenshot from the IDPH’s County Level COVID-19 Risk Metrics page shows Kane County’s warning in the category of New Cases Per 100,000.

This screenshot shows the Region 8 details as posted on the IDPH’s Regional COVID-19 Resurgence Criteria page.

The IDPH County Level COVID-19 Risk Metrics page shows a big increase in the number of new cases per 100,000 in Kane County.

Kane County and DuPage County have been in the warning level for that data category, prompting county leaders to say last week that they will take action that is consistent with the state of Illinois guidelines to limit the spread of disease if the metrics continue to indicate an increase of COVID-19 cases in the region.

The recently-updated state of Illinois data shows Kane County at 91 confirmed cases per 100,000 for Week 31, which ran from July 26 through Aug. 1. That’s up from 66 per 100,000 as shown on the same webpage on Aug. 6.

DuPage County was at at 73 new cases per 100,000 as of Aug. 6. The Week 31 data for DuPage shows the numbers down to 66 per 100,000.

Kane County and DuPage County make up Region 8 of the state’s Regional COVID-19 Resurgence Criteria.

 

8:25PM SUNDAY, AUG. 9

3 New COVID-19 Deaths, 130 New Cases Over Weekend

The Kane County Health Department COVID-19 dashboard shows three new deaths and 130 new cases over the weekend.

As of Sunday, Aug. 9, the dashboard shows 305 total deaths and 9,814 confirmed cases.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of Sunday, Aug. 9:

  1. Aurora — 3,912
  2. Elgin — 2,239
  3. Carpentersville — 940
  4. St. Charles — 588
  5. South Elgin — 429
  6. Geneva — 293
  7. North Aurora — 268
  8. Batavia — 235
  9. Montgomery — 148
  10. Gilberts —101

 

4:30PM FRIDAY, AUG. 7

102 New COVID-19 Cases — Triple Digits For Second Time This Week

For the second time this week, the Kane County Health Department COVID-19 dashboard has recorded triple digits in new cases

There were no new deaths today, but the case count increased by 102 since this time yesterday.

The totals are 9,684 positive cases and 302 deaths since the pandemic began.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7:

  1. Aurora — 3,879
  2. Elgin — 2,226
  3. Carpentersville — 921
  4. St. Charles — 560
  5. South Elgin — 423
  6. Geneva — 280
  7. North Aurora — 267
  8. Batavia — 229
  9. Montgomery — 146
  10. Gilberts —100

 

4:10PM THURSDAY, AUG. 6

Kane COVID Cases Increase By 80; 1 New Death Reported

There were 80 new cases and one new death posted today on the Kane County Health Department COVID-19 dashboard, as county leaders from Kane and DuPage issued a warning on rising counts of positive cases per 100,000.

The total number of cases on the dashboard is 9,582. The total number of deaths is 302.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:20 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6:

  1. Aurora — 3,833
  2. Elgin — 2,216
  3. Carpentersville — 899
  4. St. Charles — 544
  5. South Elgin — 421
  6. Geneva — 280
  7. North Aurora — 266
  8. Batavia — 228
  9. Montgomery — 146
  10. Gilberts —98

 

4:20PM WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5

Kane COVID Deaths Pass 300 Milestone; 101 New Cases

Kane County coronavirus-related deaths passed the 300 milestone today, as the Health Department COVID-19 dashboard recorded two new deaths for a total of 301.

It’s important to note that deaths have slowed dramatically of late, with no new deaths reported on the dashboard since Sunday, Aug. 2.

As a quick comparison, the state of Illinois’ COVID-19 Response page shows the death totals higher than Kane’s in the following neighbor counties:

  • Will County — 341
  • Lake County — 443
  • DuPage County — 515
  • Cook County — 2,111
  • Chicago — 2,798

There were 101 new cases reported in Kane County on Wednesday, the first time the county has seen a daily triple digit increase since May.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5:

  1. Aurora — 3,818
  2. Elgin — 2,205
  3. Carpentersville — 887
  4. St. Charles — 533
  5. South Elgin — 412
  6. Geneva — 274
  7. North Aurora — 266
  8. Batavia — 225
  9. Montgomery — 145
  10. Gilberts —98

 

4:30PM TUESDAY, AUG. 4

71 New Cases Tuesday; Deaths Stay at 299

There were 71 new cases posted on the Kane County Health Department COVID-19 dashboard on Tuesday, bring the total to 9,401 since the pandemic began.

The total number of deaths stayed at 299 for the third day in a row.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4:

  1. Aurora — 3,796
  2. Elgin — 2,189
  3. Carpentersville — 878
  4. St. Charles — 514
  5. South Elgin — 405
  6. Geneva — 271
  7. North Aurora — 262
  8. Batavia — 221
  9. Montgomery — 144
  10. Gilberts —95

 

4:20PM MONDAY, AUG. 3

No New Deaths, Total Stays at 299

There were no new deaths related to COVID-19, keeping the total number of deaths at 299 as posted on the Kane County Health Department COVID-19 dashboard. 

The total number of cases is at 9,333, an increase of 80 in the past 24 hours.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3:

  1. Aurora — 3,782
  2. Elgin — 2,183
  3. Carpentersville — 862
  4. St. Charles — 495
  5. South Elgin — 405
  6. Geneva — 268
  7. North Aurora — 260
  8. Batavia — 213
  9. Montgomery — 143
  10. Gilberts —94

 

8PM SUNDAY, AUG. 2

Kane County Death Toll Nears 300

Kane County coronavirus-related deaths are nearing the 300 mark.

According to the Kane County Health Department COVID-19 dashboard, there are 9,253 total cases and 299 total deaths since the pandemic began.

There were 105 new cases and one new death since Friday.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2:

  1. Aurora — 3,757
  2. Elgin — 2,169
  3. Carpentersville — 862
  4. St. Charles — 485
  5. South Elgin — 401
  6. Geneva — 264
  7. North Aurora — 260
  8. Batavia — 210
  9. Montgomery — 142
  10. Gilberts —94

 

4:30PM FRIDAY, JULY 31

83 New Cases; 1 New Death Friday

A pattern continued today, as the Kane County Health Department COVID-19 dashboard showed a high number of new cases but a low number of new deaths.

There were three new deaths on Wednesday and one today, but there have been no Kane County deaths reported in eight of the past 11 days.

Kane County’s total confirmed cases are at 9,148 and deaths at 298 as of 4:30 p.m.

Kane County Hits Warning Level in 1 Category

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 31:

  1. Aurora — 3,724
  2. Elgin — 2,147
  3. Carpentersville — 854
  4. St. Charles — 474
  5. South Elgin — 399
  6. North Aurora — 257
  7. Geneva — 256
  8. Batavia — 204
  9. Montgomery — 141
  10. Gilberts —94

 

4:30PM THURSDAY, JULY 30

86 New Cases But No New Deaths Thursday

This graphic from the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Long-Term Care Facility Outbreaks COVID-19 page shows the number of confirmed cases and deaths at Kane long term care facilities. It was last updated July 24.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Kane County continued to be high compared to recent weeks, but there were no new deaths Thursday on the Kane County Health Department dashboard.

The totals as of 4:30 p.m. are 9.065 confirmed cases and 297 deaths since the dashboard was created.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30:

  1. Aurora — 3,702
  2. Elgin — 2,139
  3. Carpentersville — 849
  4. St. Charles — 469
  5. South Elgin — 393
  6. North Aurora — 254
  7. Geneva — 250
  8. Batavia — 199
  9. Montgomery — 139
  10. Gilberts —94

 

4:30PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 29

3 New Deaths, 80 New Cases Wednesday

Kane County’s one-week string without a coronavirus-related death ended today as the Kane County Health Department dashboard indicates three new deaths and 80 new cases.

A scan of the dashboard posts below indicates that 80 is the highest single-day total since the end of May.

Kane County’s death total had remained at 294 from Wednesday, July 22, to Tuesday, July 28.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29:

  1. Aurora — 3,680
  2. Elgin — 2,122
  3. Carpentersville — 839
  4. St. Charles — 452
  5. South Elgin — 389
  6. North Aurora — 250
  7. Geneva — 247
  8. Batavia — 195
  9. Montgomery — 136
  10. Gilberts —93

 

4:30PM TUESDAY, JULY 28

7th Day of No New Deaths; 46 New Cases Tuesday

Screenshot of Kane County COVID-19 dashboard.

Screenshot from IDPH COVID-19 Resurgence Criteria — Region 8 Details.

Among the interesting data of the past six days is the contrast of COVID-19-related deaths in Kane County and the rising rate of positivity.

Today, the Kane County Health Department dashboard shows no new deaths for the seventh straight day — the longest period without a death since Aurora recorded Kane County’s first coronavirus-related death on March 24.

At about the same time, the Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting five straight days of COVID-19 rolling positivity rate increases for Region 8, which includes Kane and DuPage counties. The rolling rate is a percentage of the totals tests which are positive.

According to the IDPH, the rate for Region 8 went from 3.8% on July 17 to 4.5% on July 24. The most recent rolling rate stat for Region 8 is 4.5% on July 25.

There were 46 new cases in Kane County, for a total of 8,899 as of 4:30 p.m. today.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28:

  1. Aurora — 3,659
  2. Elgin — 2,100
  3. Carpentersville — 833
  4. St. Charles — 451
  5. South Elgin — 386
  6. North Aurora — 247
  7. Geneva — 245
  8. Batavia — 190
  9. Montgomery — 136
  10. Gilberts —92

 

4:30PM MONDAY, JULY 27

No New Deaths 5 Straight Days; 8,853 Total Cases

The Kane County Health Department dashboard has shown no new COVID-19 deaths in the past five days.

The total number of deaths remained at 294 since Wednesday, July 22.

There are 8,853 total cases as of 4:30 p.m. today. That’s 115 more than the case count on Saturday.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 27:

  1. Aurora — 3,645
  2. Elgin — 2,087
  3. Carpentersville — 828
  4. St. Charles — 445
  5. South Elgin — 381
  6. Geneva — 243
  7. North Aurora — 243
  8. Batavia — 188
  9. Montgomery — 136
  10. Gilberts —90

 

4:30PM SATURDAY, JULY 25

8,738 Total Cases, 294 Deaths as of Saturday

There are 8,738 total cases and 294 total deaths related to the coronavirus as of Saturday, July 25.

That’s zero new deaths since Wednesday.

There were 44 new cases recorded from Friday to Saturday.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25:

  1. Aurora — 3,617
  2. Elgin — 2,063
  3. Carpentersville — 818
  4. St. Charles — 439
  5. South Elgin — 377
  6. Geneva — 239
  7. North Aurora — 239
  8. Batavia — 185
  9. Montgomery — 137
  10. Gilberts —86

 

4:30PM FRIDAY, JULY 24

71 New Cases But No New Deaths; Kane Only Suburban County Without a Warning

According to the IDPH dashboard, Kane is the only suburban county not to be under a warning for new cases per capita. The county is at 48 new cases per 100,000; the warning level is 50 cases.

Case counts, however, continue to rise at higher levels than they have since early June.

In data reported today on the Kane County COVID-19 dashboard, there were 71 new cases in total, but no new deaths.

The totals as of 4:30 p.m. are 8,694 cases and 294 deaths.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 24:

  1. Aurora — 3,608
  2. Elgin — 2,056
  3. Carpentersville — 809
  4. St. Charles — 432
  5. South Elgin — 373
  6. Geneva — 237
  7. North Aurora — 236
  8. Batavia — 181
  9. Montgomery — 137
  10. Gilberts —85

 

4:30PM THURSDAY, JULY 23

75 New Cases, 2 New Deaths Thursday

Like the rest of Illinois, Kane County is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Today, the Kane County COVID-19 dashboard indicates 75 new cases and two new deaths.

That brings the totals to 8,623 cases and 294 deaths since the pandemic began.

Earlier today, the state of Illinois reported 1,624 news cases, the highest single-day total since May 25.

The state dashboard shows Kane County’s positivity rate rising a bit, as well, to 4.2%. The statewide seven-day positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 16 to July 22 is 3.4%.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23:

  1. Aurora — 3,584
  2. Elgin — 2,054
  3. Carpentersville — 803
  4. St. Charles — 419
  5. South Elgin — 372
  6. Geneva — 236
  7. North Aurora — 235
  8. Batavia — 177
  9. Montgomery — 137
  10. Gilberts —84

 

4:30PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

52 New Cases, 2 New Deaths in Kane County

There were 52 new cases and two new deaths recorded this afternoon on the Kane County COVID-19 dashboard.

As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, the total number of cases is 8,548 and the total number of deaths is 294.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22:

  1. Aurora — 3,569
  2. Elgin — 2,041
  3. Carpentersville — 802
  4. St. Charles — 406
  5. South Elgin — 366
  6. Geneva — 235
  7. North Aurora — 233
  8. Batavia — 170
  9. Montgomery — 136
  10. Gilberts —84

 

4:30PM TUESDAY, JULY 21

23 New Cases, 2 New Deaths on Tuesday Dashboard

The Kane County COVID-19 dashboard shows 23 new cases and two new deaths as of 4:30 p.m.

The totals are 8,496 cases and 292 deaths since the pandemic began.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21:

  1. Aurora — 3,556
  2. Elgin — 2,029
  3. Carpentersville — 799
  4. St. Charles — 396
  5. South Elgin — 361
  6. Geneva — 235
  7. North Aurora — 230
  8. Batavia — 166
  9. Montgomery — 136
  10. Gilberts —81

9:45PM MONDAY, JULY 20

199 New Cases, 4 Deaths in Past 5 Days

Since Wednesday, there have been four new deaths and 199 new cases related to the COVID-19 virus in Kane County, IL.

According to the Kane County COVID-19 dashboard, the totals since the pandemic began are 290 deaths and 8,473 cases.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 9:45 p.m. Monday, July 20:

  1. Aurora — 3,548
  2. Elgin — 2,017
  3. Carpentersville — 799
  4. St. Charles — 389
  5. South Elgin — 358
  6. Geneva — 234
  7. North Aurora — 231
  8. Batavia — 161
  9. Montgomery — 135
  10. Gilberts —79

 

4:30PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

1 New Death, 60 New Cases Wednesday

The number of new cases jumped by 60 in Wednesday’s update of the Kane County COVID-19 dashboard, bringing to the total number of cases to 8,274 since the pandemic began.

There was one new death, for a total of 286.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15:

  1. Aurora — 3,502
  2. Elgin — 1,972
  3. Carpentersville — 781
  4. St. Charles — 366
  5. South Elgin — 350
  6. North Aurora — 225
  7. Geneva — 225
  8. Batavia — 156
  9. Montgomery — 133
  10. Gilberts —74

 

4:30PM TUESDAY, JULY 14

4 New Deaths in Kane County

After two straight days with no new deaths, the Kane County COVID-19 dashboard numbers show four new deaths today (Tuesday, July 14, 2020).

The dashboard counts 18 new cases, for a total of 8,214 since the pandemic began. The death toll rose to 285.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 14:

  1. Aurora — 3,483
  2. Elgin — 1,964
  3. Carpentersville — 777
  4. St. Charles — 358
  5. South Elgin — 348
  6. North Aurora — 224
  7. Geneva — 219
  8. Batavia — 154
  9. Montgomery — 133
  10. Gilberts —74

 

4:30PM MONDAY, JULY 13

No New Deaths For 2nd Straight Day; 36 New Cases Monday

For the second day in a row, the Kane County COVID-19 dashboard is showing no new deaths. There were 36 new cases reported Monday.

The total number of deaths remains at 281 since the pandemic began. The total number of confirmed cases is at 8,196.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 13:

  1. Aurora — 3,472
  2. Elgin — 1,960
  3. Carpentersville — 776
  4. St. Charles — 352
  5. South Elgin — 347
  6. North Aurora — 219
  7. Geneva — 219
  8. Batavia — 154
  9. Montgomery — 133
  10. Gilberts —74

 

8PM SUNDAY, JULY 12

No New Deaths, 81 New Cases Over The Weekend

The Kane County COVID-19 dashboard shows no new deaths and 81 new cases since Friday.

The total number of confirmed cases is 8.160 and the total Kane County deaths is 281, according to the dashboard.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12:

  1. Aurora — 3,461
  2. Elgin — 1,956
  3. Carpentersville — 775
  4. St. Charles — 348
  5. South Elgin — 344
  6. North Aurora — 219
  7. Geneva — 219
  8. Batavia — 152
  9. Montgomery — 133
  10. Gilberts —74

 

4:30PM FRIDAY, JULY 10

Kane County Cases Jump By 60 Friday, But No New Deaths

Like the state of Illinois, Kane County saw a fairly big jump in the number of confirmed cases Friday compared to daily totals of the previous two weeks.

The Kane County Health Department dashboard indicates 60 new coronavirus cases on Friday. That compares to 16 new cases Monday, and 31 on Tuesday, 34 on Wednesday and 21 on Thursday.

The biggest increase is in South Elgin, where cases went from 313 on Thursday to 340 on Friday, according to the dashboard.

The total number of confirmed cases is 8,079.

There were zero new coronavirus-related deaths Friday in Kane County, so the total remains at 281.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 10:

  1. Aurora — 3,446
  2. Elgin — 1,942
  3. Carpentersville — 768
  4. St. Charles — 342
  5. South Elgin — 340
  6. North Aurora — 218
  7. Geneva — 214
  8. Batavia — 148
  9. Montgomery — 132
  10. Gilberts —73

 

4:30PM THURSDAY, JULY 9

Kane Confirmed Cases Pass 8,000; 1 New Death Thursday

Kane County officially has passed the 8,000 mark in confirmed cases, according to data provided today on the Kane County Health Deparment COVID-19 dashboard.

There was one new coronavirus-related death reported and 21 new confirmed cases.

As of 4:30 p.m., the dashboard shows 281 deaths and 8,019 cases since the pandemic began.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9:

  1. Aurora — 3,440
  2. Elgin — 1,937
  3. Carpentersville — 767
  4. St. Charles — 337
  5. South Elgin — 313
  6. North Aurora — 218
  7. Geneva — 214
  8. Batavia — 143
  9. Montgomery — 131
  10. Gilberts —71

 

4:30PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 8

3 New Kane COVID-19 Deaths; Cases Near 8,000

After two days without a coronavirus-related death, the Kane County Health Department dashboard today shows three new deaths.

The dashboard also recorded 34 new cases today, bringing the confirmed-case total very close to the 8,000 mark since the pandemic began.

As of 4:30 p.m., the dashboard shows 280 deaths and 7,998 cases.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8:

  1. Aurora — 3,435
  2. Elgin — 1,928
  3. Carpentersville — 765
  4. St. Charles — 335
  5. South Elgin — 311
  6. North Aurora — 217
  7. Geneva — 213
  8. Batavia — 143
  9. Montgomery — 131
  10. Gilberts —69

 

4:30PM TUESDAY, JULY 7

Kane Dashboard Reports Zero Deaths For 2nd Day in a Row

According to the Kane County Health Department dashboard, there have been no new COVID-19-related deaths in the county since Sunday.

This is the first time since April that Kane County has recorded back-to-back days with zero new deaths. There were 31 new confirmed cases in Kane County on the dashboard Tuesday.

As of 4:30 p.m., the dashboard is showing totals of 277 coronavirus-related deaths and 7,964 cases since the pandemic began.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7:

  1. Aurora — 3,426
  2. Elgin — 1,926
  3. Carpentersville — 761
  4. St. Charles — 329
  5. South Elgin — 310
  6. North Aurora — 217
  7. Geneva — 211
  8. Batavia — 141
  9. Montgomery — 131
  10. Gilberts —67

 

4:30PM MONDAY, JULY 6

Zero New COVID-19 Deaths Monday in Kane; 16 New Cases

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows one of the lowest-total COVID-19 days since the the pandemic began.

As of 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 6, the dashboard shows zero new deaths and 16 new cases in the past 24 hours.

The totals are 277 deaths and 7,933 cases since the pandemic began.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 6:

  1. Aurora — 3,421
  2. Elgin — 1,923
  3. Carpentersville — 761
  4. St. Charles — 324
  5. South Elgin — 308
  6. North Aurora — 216
  7. Geneva — 199
  8. Batavia — 138
  9. Montgomery — 130
  10. Gilberts —66

 

4:30PM SUNDAY, JULY 5

4 New Deaths, 100 New Cases Over 3-Day Weekend

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows four new COVID-19-related death and 100 new cases recorded over the three-day Fourth of July weekend.

As of 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2020, the dashboard shows to 277 deaths and 7,917 cases since the pandemic began.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 5:

  1. Aurora — 3,416
  2. Elgin — 1,918
  3. Carpentersville — 762
  4. St. Charles — 323
  5. South Elgin — 307
  6. North Aurora — 216
  7. Geneva — 191
  8. Batavia — 136
  9. Montgomery — 130
  10. Gilberts —66

 

4:30PM THURSDAY, JULY 2

273 COVID-19 Deaths So Far in Kane County

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows one new COVID-19-related death and 25 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours.

As of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2020, the dashboard shows to 273 deaths and 7,817 cases since the pandemic began.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 2:

  1. Aurora — 3,400
  2. Elgin — 1,905
  3. Carpentersville — 756
  4. St. Charles — 318
  5. South Elgin — 292
  6. North Aurora — 210
  7. Geneva — 188
  8. Batavia — 132
  9. Montgomery — 128
  10. Gilberts —64

 

4:30PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 1

3 New Deaths Wednesday Brings Total To 272

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows three new COVID-19-related deaths and 42 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours.

As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the dashboard shows to 272 deaths and 7,792 cases since the pandemic began.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1:

  1. Aurora — 3,395
  2. Elgin — 1,900
  3. Carpentersville — 754
  4. St. Charles — 316
  5. South Elgin — 290
  6. North Aurora — 210
  7. Geneva — 186
  8. Batavia — 130
  9. Montgomery — 128
  10. Gilberts —63

 

4:30PM TUESDAY, JUNE 30

3 New Deaths Tuesday, 7,750 Total Cases

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows three new COVID-19-related deaths and 21 new cases as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2020, bringing the dashboard totals to 269 deaths and 7,750 cases since the pandemic began.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30:

  1. Aurora — 3,389
  2. Elgin — 1,889
  3. Carpentersville — 751
  4. St. Charles — 313
  5. South Elgin — 288
  6. North Aurora — 208
  7. Geneva — 185
  8. Batavia — 125
  9. Montgomery — 123
  10. Gilberts —61

 

7:30PM MONDAY, JUNE 29 —UPDATE

No New Deaths Monday

  • Editor’s Note: The dashboard numbers were changed later than usual on Monday, so a previous version of this article had a different number of total confirmed cases. This is the updated version.

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows no new COVID-19-related deaths and 46 new cases as of 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2020, leaving the dashboard totals at 266 deaths and 7,729 cases since the pandemic began.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 29:

  1. Aurora — 3,379
  2. Elgin — 1,883
  3. Carpentersville — 749
  4. St. Charles — 313
  5. South Elgin — 288
  6. North Aurora — 207
  7. Geneva — 183
  8. Batavia — 125
  9. Montgomery — 119
  10. Gilberts —61

 

8:30PM SUNDAY, JUNE 28

4 New Deaths Over Weekend

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows four new COVID-19-related deaths and 45 new cases over the weekend.

That brings the total number of coronavirus-related Kane County deaths to 266 and the total number of confirmed cases to 7,683 since the pandemic began.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28:

  1. Aurora — 3,361
  2. Elgin — 1,878
  3. Carpentersville — 749
  4. St. Charles — 308
  5. South Elgin — 288
  6. North Aurora — 204
  7. Geneva — 180
  8. Batavia — 123
  9. Montgomery — 116
  10. Gilberts —59

 

4:30PM FRIDAY, JUNE 26

5 New Deaths, 41 New Cases Friday

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows five new COVID-19-related deaths and 41 new cases Friday.

That brings the total number of coronavirus-related Kane County deaths to 262 and the total number of confirmed cases to 7,638 since the pandemic began.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 26:

  1. Aurora — 3,359
  2. Elgin — 1,865
  3. Carpentersville — 745
  4. St. Charles — 306
  5. South Elgin — 286
  6. North Aurora — 204
  7. Geneva — 176
  8. Batavia — 117
  9. Montgomery — 115
  10. Gilberts —58

 

4:30PM THURSDAY, JUNE 25

2 New Deaths, 44 New Cases Thursday

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows two new COVID-19-related deaths and 44 new cases Thursday.

That brings the total number of coronavirus-related Kane County deaths to 257 and the total number of confirmed cases to 7,597 since the pandemic began.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today began reporting coronavirus-related County-Level Risk Metrics on its website. According to state officials, individuals, families, and community groups can use the data on the page to help inform their choices about personal and family gatherings, as well as what activities they choose to do.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25:

  1. Aurora — 3,350
  2. Elgin — 1,857
  3. Carpentersville — 742
  4. St. Charles — 301
  5. South Elgin — 286
  6. North Aurora — 198
  7. Geneva — 171
  8. Batavia — 117
  9. Montgomery — 114
  10. Gilberts —58

 

4:30PM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24

1 New Death, 39 New Cases Wednesday

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows one new COVID-19-related death and 39 new cases Wednesday.

That brings the total number of coronavirus-related Kane County deaths to 255 and the total number of confirmed cases to 7,553 since the pandemic began.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24:

  1. Aurora — 3,348
  2. Elgin — 1,846
  3. Carpentersville — 739
  4. St. Charles — 292
  5. South Elgin — 284
  6. North Aurora — 195
  7. Geneva — 167
  8. Batavia — 117
  9. Montgomery — 114
  10. Gilberts —57

 

4:30PM TUESDAY, JUNE 23

2 New Deaths, 29 New Cases Tuesday

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows two new COVID-19-related deaths and 29 new cases Tuesday.

That brings the total number of coronavirus-related Kane County deaths to 254 and the total number of confirmed cases to 7,514 since the pandemic began.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23:

  1. Aurora — 3,340
  2. Elgin — 1,839
  3. Carpentersville — 732
  4. St. Charles — 286
  5. South Elgin — 285
  6. North Aurora — 190
  7. Geneva — 165
  8. Batavia — 116
  9. Montgomery — 113
  10. Gilberts —55

 

4:30PM MONDAY, JUNE 22

1 New Death, 24 New Cases Monday

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows one new COVID-19-related death and 24 new cases Monday.

That brings the total number of coronavirus-related Kane County deaths to 252 and the total number of confirmed cases to 7,485 since the pandemic began.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 22:

  1. Aurora — 3,329
  2. Elgin — 1,830
  3. Carpentersville — 730
  4. South Elgin — 285
  5. St. Charles — 280
  6. North Aurora — 190
  7. Geneva — 163
  8. Montgomery — 113
  9. Batavia — 112
  10. Gilberts —55

 

9:20PM SUNDAY, JUNE 21

6 New COVID-19 Deaths Over The Weekend

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows six new COVID-19-related deaths over the weekend, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related Kane County deaths to 251 since the pandemic began.

The dashboard shows 7,461 confirmed cases in Kane County, an increase of 119 since Friday.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 9:30 p.m. Sunday, June 21:

  1. Aurora — 3,320
  2. Elgin — 1,829
  3. Carpentersville — 726
  4. South Elgin — 277
  5. St. Charles — 277
  6. North Aurora — 189
  7. Geneva — 163
  8. Montgomery — 113
  9. Batavia — 112
  10. Gilberts —55

 

4:30PM FRIDAY, JUNE 19

3 New COVID-19 Deaths Friday

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows three new COVID-19-related deaths today (Friday, June 19), bringing the total number of coronavirus-related Kane County deaths to 245 since the pandemic began.

The dashboard shows 7,342 confirmed cases in Kane County, an increase of 56 since Thursday.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 19:

  1. Aurora — 3,291
  2. Elgin — 1,782
  3. Carpentersville — 715
  4. St. Charles — 272
  5. South Elgin — 267
  6. North Aurora — 189
  7. Geneva — 158
  8. Montgomery — 112
  9. Batavia — 111
  10. Gilberts —54

 

4:30PM THURSDAY, JUNE 18

2 New COVID-19 Deaths Thursday

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows two new deaths today (Thursday, June 18), bringing the total number of coronavirus-related Kane County deaths to 242 since the pandemic began.

The dashboard shows 7,286 confirmed cases in Kane County, an increase of 40 since Wednesday.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18:

  1. Aurora — 3,280
  2. Elgin — 1,763
  3. Carpentersville — 712
  4. St. Charles — 268
  5. South Elgin — 262
  6. North Aurora — 185
  7. Geneva — 156
  8. Montgomery — 113
  9. Batavia — 109
  10. Gilberts —54
  11. Algonquin — 48
  12. Hampshire — 48
  13. Pingree Grove — 48
  14. Sugar Grove — 45
  15. Elburn — 37
  16. Dundee — 21
  17. Huntley — 21
  18. East Dunee — 17
  19. Maple Park — 17
  20. Sleepy Hollow — 15

 

4:30PM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

6 New Deaths Reported Wednesday

Sadly, the Kane County Health Department dashboard shows six new deaths today (Wednesday, June 17), bringing the total number of coronavirus-related Kane County deaths to 240 since the pandemic began.

The dashboard shows 7,246 confirmed cases in Kane County, an increase of 23 since Tuesday.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17:

  1. Aurora — 3,271
  2. Elgin — 1,744
  3. Carpentersville — 707
  4. St. Charles — 267
  5. South Elgin — 260
  6. North Aurora — 185
  7. Geneva — 157
  8. Montgomery — 113
  9. Batavia — 109
  10. Gilberts —54

 

4:30PM TUESDAY, JUNE 16

Zero Deaths Tuesday, 48 New Kane Cases

The Kane County Health Department dashboard reports no new deaths Tuesday.

The number of confirmed cases is 7,223 as of 4:30 p.m. That’s an increase of 48 since Monday.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16:

  1. Aurora — 3,268
  2. Elgin — 1,735
  3. Carpentersville — 704
  4. St. Charles — 260
  5. South Elgin — 259
  6. North Aurora — 184
  7. Geneva — 155
  8. Montgomery — 114
  9. Batavia — 109
  10. Gilberts —54

 

4:30PM MONDAY, JUNE 15

21 New Cases, 3 New Deaths Reported Monday in Kane County

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows three new deaths but only 21 new cases on Monday in Kane County.

This data comes on the same day that the Illinois Department of Public Health reported one of its lowest single-day case increases since late March. The IDPH reported 473 new cases on Monday.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 15:

  1. Aurora — 3,250
  2. Elgin — 1,716
  3. Carpentersville — 700
  4. South Elgin — 258
  5. St. Charles — 257
  6. North Aurora — 184
  7. Geneva — 154
  8. Montgomery — 115
  9. Batavia — 106
  10. Gilberts —54

 

4:30 SUNDAY, JUNE 14

7,154 Cases, 3 Deaths Over The Weekend

The Kane County Health Department dashboard is at 7,154 cases and 231 deaths as of 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

That’s 80 confirmed cases and three deaths over the weekend.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 14:

  1. Aurora — 3,240
  2. Elgin — 1,711
  3. Carpentersville — 698
  4. St. Charles — 258
  5. South Elgin — 257
  6. North Aurora — 184
  7. Geneva — 154
  8. Montgomery — 113
  9. Batavia — 104
  10. Gilberts —54

 

4:30PM FRIDAY, JUNE 12

7,074 Confirmed Cases; 1 New Death Friday

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows 7,075 cases — an increase of 21 cases since Thursday.

As of 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, the dashboard shows 228 deaths — one higher than at the same time on Thursday.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 12:

  1. Aurora — 3,201
  2. Elgin — 1,694
  3. Carpentersville — 695
  4. South Elgin — 254
  5. St. Charles — 252
  6. North Aurora — 177
  7. Geneva — 153
  8. Montgomery — 113
  9. Batavia — 102
  10. Gilberts —54

 

4:30PM THURSDAY, JUNE 11

County Passes 7,000 Confirmed Cases; 8 New Deaths Thursday

Kane County officially has passed the 7,000 mark in confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began.

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows 7,053 cases and 227 deaths as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11. The death total is eight higher than the number posted on the dashboard yesterday at this time.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11:

  1. Aurora — 3,197
  2. Elgin — 1,687
  3. Carpentersville — 692
  4. South Elgin — 253
  5. St. Charles — 252
  6. North Aurora — 176
  7. Geneva — 153
  8. Montgomery — 114
  9. Batavia — 102
  10. Gilberts —53

 

4:30PM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10

Kane Cases Near 7,000; COVID-19 Deaths Actually Go Down

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows that the number of confirmed cases is near the 7,000 mark.

There are 6,996 confirmed cases in Kane County, according to the dashboard as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10.

Ther dashboard shows 219 total COVID-19-related deaths, which is actually two fewer than there were at this time yesterday.

The dashboard does not provide an explanation of the death numbers. However, standard language on the state of Illinois news releases regarding COVID-19 data collection is as follows:

All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system, and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered. Information for a death previously reported has changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10:

  1. Aurora — 3,178
  2. Elgin — 1,669
  3. Carpentersville — 684
  4. South Elgin — 250
  5. St. Charles — 250
  6. North Aurora — 173
  7. Geneva — 153
  8. Montgomery — 114
  9. Batavia — 102
  10. Gilberts —53

 

4:30PM TUESDAY, JUNE 9

6 New COVID-19 Deaths Bring Kane Total To 221

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows six new COVID-19 related deaths today, bringing the total to 221 since the pandemic began.

There are 6,956 confirmed cases in Kane County, according to the dashboarrd.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9:

  1. Aurora — 3,164
  2. Elgin — 1,652
  3. Carpentersville — 673
  4. South Elgin — 250
  5. St. Charles — 250
  6. North Aurora — 172
  7. Geneva — 153
  8. Montgomery — 114
  9. Batavia — 101
  10. Gilberts —53

 

4:30PM MONDAY, JUNE 8

No New COVID-19 Related Deaths Monday in Kane County

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows 6,906 confirmed cases and 215 deaths since the pandemic began.

That means there were no new deaths reported Monday.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 8:

  1. Aurora — 3,150
  2. Elgin — 1,639
  3. Carpentersville — 673
  4. South Elgin — 249
  5. St. Charles — 244
  6. North Aurora — 166
  7. Geneva — 153
  8. Montgomery — 114
  9. Batavia — 98
  10. Gilberts —51

 

7:30PM SUNDAY, JUNE 7

8 New COVID-19 Related Deaths in Kane County Over Weekend

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows 6,859 confirmed cases and 215 deaths since the pandemic began.

That’s eight new deaths over the weekend.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7:

  1. Aurora — 3,127
  2. Elgin — 1,631
  3. Carpentersville — 668
  4. South Elgin — 248
  5. St. Charles — 240
  6. North Aurora — 165
  7. Geneva — 153
  8. Montgomery — 114
  9. Batavia — 98
  10. Gilberts —51

 

5:05PM FRIDAY, JUNE 5

Kane County Coronavirus-Related Deaths Pass 200 Mark

Coronavirus-related deaths in Kane County officially passed the 200 mark today, with the Kane County Health Department dashboard showing 6,734 confirmed cases and 207 deaths since the pandemic began.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 5 p.m. Friday, June 5:

  1. Aurora — 3,066
  2. Elgin — 1,599
  3. Carpentersville — 659
  4. South Elgin — 244
  5. St. Charles — 237
  6. North Aurora — 162
  7. Geneva — 149
  8. Montgomery — 112
  9. Batavia — 95
  10. Gilberts —49

 

4:45PM THURSDAY, JUNE 4

4 New Deaths Puts Kane Total at 198

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows four new deaths Thursday, bringing the total to 198 since the pandemic began.

The dashboard also shows 6,638 total cases in Kane County as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2020.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4:

  1. Aurora — 3,033
  2. Elgin — 1,568
  3. Carpentersville — 651
  4. South Elgin — 242
  5. St. Charles — 234
  6. North Aurora — 158
  7. Geneva — 145
  8. Montgomery — 110
  9. Batavia — 93
  10. Gilberts —49
  11. Hampshire — 44
  12. Sugar Grove — 44
  13. Algonquin — 42
  14. Pingree Grove — 41
  15. Elburn — 34
  16. Dundee — 19
  17. Huntley — 18
  18. Maple Park — 16
  19. Sleepy Hollow — 16
  20. East Dundee — 13
  21. Burlington — 9

 

4:30PM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

Dashboard Shows 6 New Deaths Wednesday; Aurora Cases Top 3,000

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows 6,590 total confirmed cases since the pandemic began and six new deaths today (Wednesday, June 3, 2020).

The total number of Kane Couny deaths is 194 as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 3.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3:

  1. Aurora — 3,013
  2. Elgin — 1,555
  3. Carpentersville — 644
  4. South Elgin — 242
  5. St. Charles — 231
  6. North Aurora — 158
  7. Geneva — 144
  8. Montgomery — 110
  9. Batavia — 93
  10. Gilberts —49

 

5:05PM TUESDAY, JUNE 2

Dashboard Shows 6,514 Total Cases; 10 New Deaths Tuesday

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows 6,514 total confirmed cases since the pandemic began and 10 new deaths today (Tuesday, June 2, 2020).

The total number of Kane Couny deaths is 188 as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 2:

  1. Aurora — 2,980
  2. Elgin — 1,531
  3. Carpentersville — 638
  4. South Elgin — 241
  5. St. Charles — 228
  6. North Aurora — 157
  7. Geneva — 144
  8. Montgomery — 109
  9. Batavia — 92
  10. Gilberts —49

 

4:45PM MONDAY, JUNE 1

Dashboard Shows 6,461 Total Cases; No New Deaths Monday

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows 6,461 total confirmed cases since the pandemic began and no new deaths Monday.

The total number of Kane Couny deaths is 178 as of 4:40 p.m. Monday, June 1.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:40 p.m. Monday, June 1:

  1. Aurora — 2,951
  2. Elgin — 1,518
  3. Carpentersville — 633
  4. South Elgin — 238
  5. St. Charles — 226
  6. North Aurora — 158
  7. Geneva — 142
  8. Montgomery — 109
  9. Batavia — 92
  10. Gilberts —50

 

9:20PM SUNDAY, MAY 31

Dashboard Shows 6,408 Total Cases; 178 Total Deaths Since Pandemic Began

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows 6,408 total confirmed cases and 178 total deaths since the pandemic began.

The Sunday night death totals are eight higher than what the dashboard showed as of 5 p.m. Friday, May 29.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. Sunday, May 31:

  1. Aurora — 2,928
  2. Elgin — 1,504
  3. Carpentersville — 627
  4. South Elgin — 238
  5. North Aurora — 157
  6. St. Charles — 155
  7. Geneva — 141
  8. Montgomery — 108
  9. Batavia — 91
  10. Gilberts —50

 

5:15PM FRIDAY, MAY 30

Dashboard Shows 6,235 Total Cases; 170 Total Deaths Since Pandemic Began

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows three new coronavirus-related deaths in Kane County as of Friday and 170 total deaths since the pandemic began.

The total number of cases is 6,235, as of 5 p.m. Friday, May 29.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 5 p.m. Friday, May 29:

  1. Aurora — 2,851
  2. Elgin — 1,465
  3. Carpentersville — 608
  4. South Elgin — 235
  5. St. Charles — 218
  6. Geneva — 141
  7. Montgomery — 108
  8. Batavia — 91
  9. Gilberts —47

 

5:20PM THURSDAY, MAY 29

Dashboard Shows 6,145 Total Cases; 4 New Deaths Thursday

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows four new coronavirus-related deaths in Kane County and 167 total deaths since the pandemic began.

The total number of cases is 6,145, as of 5 p.m. Thursday, May 28.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 5 p.m. Thursday, May 28:

  1. Aurora — 2,800
  2. Elgin — 1,431
  3. Carpentersville — 599
  4. South Elgin — 234
  5. St. Charles — 218
  6. North Aurora — 151
  7. Geneva — 138
  8. Montgomery — 104
  9. Batavia — 91
  10. Gilberts —45

 

4:40PM WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

Kane County Hits 6,000 Cases; 8 New Deaths Wednesday

Kane County has reached the 6,000 mark in confirmed cases, and there were eight new deaths of Kane County residents reported Wednesday, according to data posted on the Kane County Health Department dashboard.

As of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, the dashboard shows exactly 6,000 confirmed cases and 163 coronavirus-related deaths of Kane County residents since the pandemic began. The death total is eight higher than posted on the dashboard at the same time Tuesday.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard showed a big jump in North Aurora cases — from 128 on Tuesday to 146 on Wednesday.

The dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27:

  1. Aurora — 2,733
  2. Elgin — 1,403
  3. Carpentersville — 572
  4. South Elgin — 228
  5. St. Charles — 216
  6. North Aurora — 146
  7. Geneva — 127
  8. Montgomery — 103
  9. Batavia — 90
  10. Gilberts —45

 

4:35PM TUESDAY, MAY 26

Kane Dashboard Shows 3 New COVID-19-Related Deaths Tuesday

According to the Kane County Health Department dashboard, there were three new coronavirus-related deaths in Kane County since Memorial Day.

As of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Kane County Health Department dashboard shows 5,920 confirmed cases and 155 coronavirus-related deaths of Kane County residents since the pandemic began.

There were 5,846 confirmed cases and 152 coronavirus-related deaths listed on the Kane County Health Department dashboard as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 25.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26.

  1. Aurora — 2,684
  2. Elgin — 1,383
  3. Carpentersville — 564
  4. South Elgin — 226
  5. St. Charles — 217
  6. North Aurora — 128
  7. Geneva — 124
  8. Montgomery — 102
  9. Batavia — 92
  10. Gilberts —44

4:35PM MONDAY, MAY 25

Kane Dashboard Shows 1 COVID-19-Related Death Over Holiday Weekend

According to the Kane County Health Department dashboard, there was one coronavirus-related death in Kane County over the Memorial Day weekend.

As of 4:30 p.m. Monday, the Kane County Health Department dashboard shows 5,846 confirmed cases and 152 coronavirus-related deaths of Kane County residents since the pandemic began.

The number of deaths was 151 as of 5 p.m. Friday, May 22.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard reports the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 25.

  1. Aurora — 2,658
  2. Elgin — 1,358
  3. Carpentersville — 554
  4. South Elgin — 224
  5. St. Charles — 218
  6. North Aurora — 125
  7. Geneva — 120
  8. Montgomery — 100
  9. Batavia — 92
  10. Gilberts —44

5PM FRIDAY, MAY 22

Kane Dashboard Shows 151 Deaths, 5,406 Confirmed Cases To Date

As of 5 p.m. Friday, the Kane County Health Department dashboard shows 5,406 confirmed cases and 151 coronavirus-related deaths of Kane County residents since the pandemic began.

The number of deaths is five higher than the previous day’s total.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard reports the following confirmed cases as of 5 p.m. Friday, May 22.

  1. Aurora — 2,436
  2. Elgin — 1,248
  3. Carpentersville — 513
  4. South Elgin — 215
  5. St. Charles — 202
  6. North Aurora — 119
  7. Geneva — 115
  8. Montgomery — 95
  9. Batavia — 87
  10. Gilberts —40

5PM THURSDAY, MAY 21

Kane Dashboard Shows 146 Deaths, 5,048 Confirmed Cases To Date

As of 4:51 p.m. today, the Kane County Health Department dashboard shows 5,048 confirmed cases and 146 coronavirus-related deaths of Kane County residents since the pandemic began.

The number of deaths is 10 higher than the previous day’s total.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard reports the following confirmed cases as of 4:51 p.m. Thursday, May 21.

  1. Aurora — 2,327
  2. Elgin — 1,121
  3. Carpentersville — 463
  4. South Elgin — 199
  5. St. Charles — 196
  6. North Aurora — 114
  7. Geneva — 110
  8. Montgomery — 88
  9. Batavia — 84
  10. Gilberts —39

 

5PM WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

Kane Dashboard Shows 136 Deaths, 4,856 Cases To Date

As of 4:54 p.m. today, the Kane County Health Department dashboard shows 4,856 confirmed cases and 136 coronavirus-related deaths of Kane County residents since the pandemic began.

The number of deaths is 12 higher than the previous day’s total.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard reports the following confirmed cases as of 4:54 p.m. Wednesday, May 20.

  1. Aurora — 2,240
  2. Elgin — 1,077
  3. Carpentersville — 444
  4. South Elgin — 189
  5. St. Charles — 187
  6. Geneva — 107
  7. North Aurora — 103
  8. Montgomery — 86
  9. Batavia — 82
  10. Gilberts —38

 

5:10PM TUESDAY, MAY 19

Kane Dashboard Shows 124 Deaths, 4,730 Cases To Date

As of 5:08 p.m. today, the Kane County Health Department dashboard shows 4,730 confirmed cases and 124 coronavirus-related deaths of Kane County residents.

The number of deaths is eight higher than the previous day’s total.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard reports the following confirmed cases as of 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 19.

  1. Aurora — 2,183
  2. Elgin — 1,061
  3. Carpentersville — 426
  4. South Elgin — 187
  5. St. Charles — 181
  6. Geneva — 105
  7. North Aurora — 99
  8. Montgomery — 83
  9. Batavia — 80
  10. Gilberts —38

 

4:30PM MONDAY, MAY 18

Kane Dashboard Shows 116 Deaths To Date

As of 4:30 p.m. today, the Kane County Health Department dashboard shows 116 deaths and 4,633 confirmed COVID-19 cases involving Kane County residents.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced one new death in Kane County, a man in his 80s.

The number of confirmed cases in Elgin has passed the 1,000 mark.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard reports the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 18.

  1. Aurora — 2,129
  2. Elgin — 1,046
  3. Carpentersville — 420
  4. South Elgin — 185
  5. St. Charles — 180
  6. Geneva — 103
  7. North Aurora — 95
  8. Montgomery — 82
  9. Batavia — 77
  10. Gilberts —35

 

4:40PM SUNDAY, MAY 17

Dashboard Shows 113 Deaths as of Sunday; Aurora Cases Pass 2,000

As of 4:32 p.m. today, the Kane County Health Department dashboard shows 113 deaths and 4,483 confirmed cases in Kane County.

The Illinois Department of Public Health website shows 115 deaths in Kane County. The IDPH site shows 4,396 confirmed cases in Kane as of 4:30 p.m.

Over the weekend, the IDPH reported six new Kane County deaths: one man in his 50s and one man in his 60s (reported on Saturday); one man in his 50s, one man in his 60s, one woman in her 70s and one man in his 90s (reported on Sunday.)

The number of confirmed cases in Aurora passed the 2,000 mark this weekend.

 

5:20PM FRIDAY, MAY 15

Kane Dashboard Shows 107 Deaths as of Today

As of 5 p.m. today, the Kane County Health Department dashboard shows 107 deaths and 4,201 confirmed cases in Kane County.

The Illinois Department of Public Health website also shows 107 deaths in Kane County. The IDPH site shows 4,159 confirmed cases as of 5 p.m.

In its news release today, the IDPH reported three new Kane County deaths: two women in their 60s and one man in his 80s.

Over the weekend, the total number of confirmed cases in Aurora passed the 2,000 mark.

 

5:20PM THURSDAY, MAY 14

Dashboard Shows Kane County COVID-19-Related Deaths Pass 100 Mark

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows the COVID-19-related deaths as passing the 100 mark.

As of 5 p.m. today, the dashboard shows 104 deaths and 4,053 confirmed cases.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard reports the following confirmed cases as of 5 p.m. Thursday, May 14.

  1. Aurora — 1,877
  2. Elgin — 888
  3. Carpentersville — 359
  4. South Elgin — 168
  5. St. Charles — 160
  6. Geneva — 98
  7. North Aurora — 84
  8. Montgomery — 73
  9. Batavia — 67
  10. Gilberts —32

 

4:30PM WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

  • EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this article incorrectly said 97.2% of Kane County residents who contracted the coronavirus have recovered or are in treatment. At the May 12 County Board meeting, Board Chairman Chris Lauzen said 99.8% is “the number of Kane County residents who either don’t get the coronavirus, or if they get it, they get over it.” Additional quotes by Lauzen — as well as a link to the audio minutes from the May 12, 2020, County Board meeting — are provided below.

Dashboard Adds 5 Kane Deaths Wednesday; County Board Chair Says 92% Kane Deaths Contracted at Nursing Homes

The Kane County Health Department dashboard today shows five new deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health news release today reported six new Kane County deaths.

The IDPH reminds readers of its daily report that “all data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.”

According to the IDPH, the Kane County deaths include one woman in her 70s, three women in their 80s, one woman in her 90s and one man in his 90s.

At Tuesday’s County Board meeting, County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen offered some statistics about the virus in Kane County.

“If you take away anything from these thoughts, please remember two numbers — and I checked these with Barb Jeffers, our professional, yesterday during our management meeting. First number is 99.8% — 99.8%. That’s Kane County residents who either don’t get the coronavirus, or if they get it, they get over it. Think about that: 99.8%. Those are good statistics to live by. Yet look at what we’re doing to ourselves in the meantime.”

“The second number that I would like you to take away from this is that, of those two-10ths of 1%, 92% of our deaths are in nursing homes where people had impaired immunity systems.

“So, 92% in nursing homes. And so I would think immediately, almost reflexively, that leads us to want to target and focus our best efforts and our most efforts to where they’re needed the most and unconstrain the rest to restore our physical, mental and then spiritual health.”

You can listen to all the commentary from the County Board meeting by clicking this link to the audio minutes found on this page of the Kane County website.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

The Kane County Health Department dashboard reports the following confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m.

  • Aurora — 1,781
  • Elgin — 844
  • Carpentersville — 336
  • South Elgin — 165
  • St. Charles — 146
  • Geneva — 95
  • North Aurora — 80
  • Montgomery — 68
  • Batavia — 62
  • Gilberts —30
  • Algonquin — 29
  • Hampshire — 28
  • Pingree Grove — 27

 

4:45PM TUESDAY, MAY 12

3 New Kane Deaths Reported Tuesday

The Kane County Health Department and Illinois Department of Public Health each reported three new Kane County deaths Tuesday.

The three Kane County deaths reported by the IDPH on Tuesday involved one man in his 40s, one man in his 60s and one woman in her 80s.

Regarding confirmed cases by municipality, Carpentersville had a fairly big jump, going from 303 on Monday to 325 Tuesday.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

  • Aurora — 1,660
  • Elgin — 794
  • Carpentersville — 325
  • South Elgin — 162
  • St. Charles — 143
  • Geneva — 93
  • North Aurora — 74
  • Montgomery — 64
  • Batavia — 62
  • Algonquin — 29
  • Gilberts — 29
  • Hampshire — 28
  • Pingree Grove — 25

 

4:40PM MONDAY, MAY 11

Dashboard: Kane County Deaths at 90

The Kane County Health Department dashboard as of 4:30 p.m. today reports 90 deaths in Kane County.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported one new Kane County death, as well, a woman in her 90s.

On Friday, the IDPH also released an update of COVID-19-related deaths in Kane County long-term-care facilities. The report shows 48 deaths and 455 confirmed cases in nursing homes.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

  • Aurora — 1,396
  • Elgin — 714
  • Carpentersville — 303
  • South Elgin — 157
  • St. Charles — 124
  • Geneva — 84
  • North Aurora — 67
  • Batavia — 56
  • Montgomery — 51
  • Algonquin — 29
  • Gilberts — 28
  • Hampshire — 26
  • Pingree Grove — 23

4:20PM SUNDAY, MAY 10

Kane Passes 3,000 Confirmed Cases; IDPH Reports 5 Kane Deaths Over Weekend

Over the weekend, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported five new Kane County deaths related to COVID-19.

They include one man in his 30s, whose death was reported Sunday, and four others reported on Saturday: a woman in her 70s, two women in their 80s and a man in his 80s.

The Kane County Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard shows a total of 89 Kane County residents have died while testing positive for COVID-19.

The dashboard also shows the number of confirmed cases in Kane County at 3,038.

The following is a breakdown of the first 10 municipalities listed on the dashboard as of 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

  • Aurora — 1,326
  • Elgin — 667
  • Carpentersville — 288
  • South Elgin — 155
  • St. Charles — 120
  • Geneva — 84
  • North Aurora — 60
  • Batavia — 54
  • Montgomery — 49
  • Algonquin — 28
  • Gilberts — 28
  • Hampshire — 24
  • Pingree Grove — 21

4:15PM FRIDAY, MAY 8

Dashboard: Kane County Deaths at 85 — Up 28 Since Monday

The Kane County Health Department coronavirus dashboard today shows 85 total deaths in Kane County, an increase of seven over Thursday’s total and an increase of 28 since Monday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health website and news release today shows 84 total deaths in Kane County and notes five new deaths: one man in his 40s, one man in his 50s, one woman in her 60s and two women in their 70s.

Kane County’s dashboard shows the total number of cases at 2,726. The following is a breakdown of the first 10 municipalities listed on the dashboard as of 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

  • Aurora — 1,169
  • Elgin — 585
  • Carpentersville — 261
  • South Elgin — 152
  • St. Charles — 109
  • Geneva — 82
  • North Aurora — 54
  • Batavia — 53
  • Montgomery — 44
  • Algonquin — 27
  • Gilberts — 27
  • Hampshire — 23
  • Pingree Grove — 21

4:53PM THURSDAY, MAY 7

Dashboard: Kane County Deaths Now Total 78

The Kane County Health Department coronavirus dashboard today shows 78 total deaths in Kane County, an increase of four over the previous day and an increase of 21 since Monday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health website and news release today shows 77 total deaths in Kane County and notes three new deaths: two women in their 80s and one in her 90s.

Kane County’s dashboard shows the total number of cases at 2,573. The following is a breakdown of the first 10 municipalities listed on the dashboard as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

  • Aurora — 1,085
  • Elgin — 553
  • Carpentersville — 249
  • St. Charles — 103
  • South Elgin — 101
  • Geneva — 80
  • Burlington — 57
  • Batavia — 51
  • North Aurora — 49
  • Montgomery — 37
  • Algonquin — 26

5PM WEDNESDAY, MAY 6

The Kane County Health Department dashboard as of 4:39 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 6) shows 74 deaths in total, an increase of nine since yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported nine deaths in Kane County, as well, and provides additional information regarding the age range and gender of the persons who passed away.

The IDPH reported these Kane County deaths in its Wednesday news release:

  • 1 man in his 50s
  • 1 woman in her 60s
  • 1 woman in her 70s
  • 1 man in his 70s
  • 3 women in their 90s
  • 1 man in his 90s
  • 1 woman over age 100

The Kane County Health Department dashboard is updated daily at around 4:30 p.m. Click this link to see it directly.

According to the dashboard, here are the numbers of positive cases in the first 10 communities on the chart you see in the screenshots above and below.

Worthy of note is that Aurora passed the 1,000 mark in confirmed cases and Burlington jumped up to the eighth position, with 37 total confirmed cases.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

  • Aurora — 1,040
  • Elgin — 523
  • Carpentersville — 233
  • St. Charles — 102
  • South Elgin — 98
  • Geneva — 78
  • Batavia — 51
  • North Aurora — 50
  • Burlington — 37
  • Montgomery — 35

4:30PM TUESDAY, MAY 5

Number of Kane Deaths Jumps to 65

The Kane County Health Department coronavirus dashboard reports 65 deaths today — an increase of eight from the previous day’s totals.

Among the other statistics of note is that the city of St. Charles crossed the 100 mark in total positive cases. Aurora continues to have the most confirmed cases, at 981.

The Illinois Department of Public Health also reported eight new Kane County deaths today: one man in his 40s, two men in their 50s, a woman in her 60s, a man in his 60s, a  woman in her 70s, a woman in her 90s, and a man in his 90s.

Kane County Municipalities Confirmed-Case Totals

  • Aurora —981
  • Elgin — 474
  • Carpentersville — 220
  • St. Charles — 100
  • South Elgin — 81
  • Geneva — 76
  • Batavia — 50
  • North Aurora — 49
  • Montgomery — 34
  • Algonquin — 25

5PM MONDAY, MAY 4

Why Kane County Coroner’s Report on Mondays Differs From Others

When you look at the Coroner’s Office report on Mondays and it shows 84 deaths, it’s important to understand why the numbers are not the same as those you find in other places.

As we mention in this article, there are two main reasons for the disparity.

First, and most important, is that the Coroner’s Office report reflects early data. As the week progresses, the numbers reported on the Kane County dashboard and the IDPH typically will “catch up” with those reported on Monday by the Coroner’s Office.

Second, the coroner by law reports the number of people who died in Kane County while the Health Department and IDPH report the number of Kane County residents who died. In today’s report by the coroner, there were 10 non-Kane residents on the list.

Kane County Connects posts the coroner’s numbers because they add information that’s not available on the Kane County Health Department dashboard, including the age and gender of the deceased, the town where the person resided and the date of death.

The dashboard is valuable because it provides the number of confirmed cases as well as a breakdown of confirmed cases by community — information that is not available in the coroner’s Monday report.

“Both numbers are correct, but have different perspectives,” Kane County Coroner Rob Russell says every Monday in his report. “Both are vitally important.”

Coroner’s Report Shows Big Increase in Deaths Week Over Week

The Kane County Coroners Office reports a total of 84 deaths since the first was reported on March 23.

4:40PM SUNDAY, MAY 3

5 New Deaths Brings Kane Total to 57

The Kane County Health Department dashboard on Sunday reports 57 total deaths since the pandemic began — up five from Friday’s dashboard report.

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Saturday reported the deaths of one Kane County woman in her 70s and one woman in her 90s. On Sunday, the IDPH reported the death of a Kane County man in his 70s. No other information was available on the gender or age of the deceased in Kane.

There are 1,965 total confirmed cases in Kane County since the pandemic began, according to the dashboard.

Aurora continues to lead in total confirmed cases, with 847.

4:30PM FRIDAY, MAY 1

4 New COVID-19-Related Deaths in Kane County

The Kane County Health Department dashboard and the Illinois Department of Public Health each reported four new deaths today related to the COVID-19 virus in Kane County.

According to the IDPH, the four deaths include one female in her 70s, one male in his 70s, one female her 80s and one male in his 80s.

That brings the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Kane to 52 since the pandemic began.

The number of confirmed cases in Kane rose to 1,726 — an increase of 171 since yesterday.

The highest number of confirmed cases is in Aurora, which totals 743.

Kane County is in Region 9 of Illinois hospitals, where 127 of the ICU beds are in use and the capacity is 397.

3:40PM THURSDAY, APRIL 30

4 More Kane Deaths Reported by IDPH

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reports four new Kane County deaths.

The IDPH shows the Kane County deaths as a man in his 80s, a woman in her 80s, a man in his 90s and a woman in her 90s. There were 1,526 positive cases to date in Kane County, as reported on the IDPH website.

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows 48 deaths and 1,555 confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Aurora Website: Hispanics Make Up 62% of Positive Cases

The city of Aurora’s COVID-19 dashboard shows some data that is valuable in gaining understanding about the pandemic, including demographic information that shows how hard the Hispanic community has been hit.

Aurora is a diverse community, and not just in terms of demographics but in georgraphy and jurisdictional boarders. The city has parts of its population in Kane, DuPage, Will and Kendall counties.

One of the features of the dashboard is a breakdown by county. As of 3:20 p.m. today (Thursday, April 30), it shows 45 deaths in Kane, 142 in DuPage, 148 in Will and seven in Kendall.

That data is also revealed by zip code, and you can toggle to find demographic charts and cases over time.

Perhaps most immediately striking is that more than 62% of the total positive cases were Hispanic. White residents made up 12.83% of the pie chart, black 11.24% and about 9.9% leaving out that information.

4:45PM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

Kane Death Toll Now at 46; Cases at 1,460

The Kane County Health Department dashboard now shows 46 deaths since the pandemic emergency began — an increase of five since Tuesday.

The dashboard does not report the hometown, gender or age of the deceased, but the Illinois Department of Public Health today attributed three new deaths to Kane County — a man in his 50s and two women in their 90s.

Aurora continues to lead Kane County municipalities in number of confirmed cases.

  • Aurora — 653
  • Elgin — 277
  • Carpentersville — 130
  • St. Charles — 73
  • Geneva — 68
  • South Elgin — 45
  • Batavia — 35
  • North Aurora — 34
  • Montgomery — 22
  • Gilberts — 18

4:30PM TUESDAY, APRIL 28

Kane County Deaths Now at 41

The Kane County Health Department dashboard on Tuesday shows 42 deaths and 1,347 confirmed cases.

The Kane County dashboard death toll is one ahead of the number reported today by the Illinois Department of Public Health, which gathers and disseminates statistics at a different time of day.

IDPH reported two new deaths in Kane County, a woman in her 80s and a woman in her 90s.

According to the dashboard, Aurora has the highest count, at 599 confirmed cases. Elgin is next with 250, followed by Carpentersville at 118, St. Charles at 69, Geneva at 68, South Elgin at 41, Batavia at 34 and North Aurora at 30.

Johns Hopkins Site Shows Insights For Kane County

Johns Hopkins University’s website has earned worldwide renown for its COVID-19 data, which now is drilling all the way to the county level.

The interactive map allows you to select any county in the U.S., including Kane.

3:30PM MONDAY, APRIL 27

Coroner Report: 51 Deaths in Kane County

As of 1 p.m. today (Monday, April 20, 2020), Kane County has had 51 confirmed COVID-19 deaths.

This week’s 15 decedents represent a 42% increase in the number of deaths in one week (April 20 to April 27, 2020).

Of the 15 new deaths, two are under the age of 67.

As always, the coroner reminds readers that this report is a list of people who have died in Kane County and tested positive for COVID-19. The numbers are different than those provided on the Kane County Health Department dashboard and the Illinois Department of Public Health because they are collected and disseminated at different times and include decedents who died here but did not live in Kane County.

The Kane County Health Department dashboard reports no new deaths on Monday. There are 1,220 confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Out of respect to the individuals lost and their families, only the age, sex, town of residence and date of death are provided in the following list. New deaths are in boldface red.

COVID-19 Deaths in Kane County

(age / gender / hometown / date of death)

  1. 97-year-old male from Aurora, 3/23/20
  2. 91-year-old male from Elgin, 3/27/20
  3. 71 year old male from Elgin, 3/25/20
  4. 74 year old male from Elgin, 3/26/20
  5. 40-year-old male from South Elgin, 3/27/20
  6. 96-year-old male from Aurora, 3/27/20
  7. 68-year-old male from Yorkville, 3/27/20*
  8. 61-year-old female from Yorkville, 3/29/20*
  9. 88-year-old male from Huntley, 3/30/20
  10. 92-year-old female from Aurora, 3/30/20
  11. 74-year-old male from North Aurora, 3/31/20
  12. 91-year-old female from Elgin, 4/2/20
  13. 62-year-old male from Elgin, 4/2/20
  14. 80-year-oldmale from Sugar Grove, 4/2/20
  15. 75-year-old female from Plainfield, 4/3/20*
  16. 86-year-old female from Aurora, 4/3/20
  17. 83-year-old male from Bedford Park, 4/4/20*
  18. 70-year-old male from Montgomery, 4/4/20
  19. 83-year-old female from Sugar Grove, 4/4/20
  20. 102-year-old male from Elgin, 4/5/20
  21. 61-year-old male from Geneva, 4/5/20
  22. 74-year-old male from Aurora, 4/7/20
  23. 91-year-old female from Elgin, 4/9/20
  24. 81-year-old female from Elgin, 4/10/20
  25. 94-year-old female from Elgin, 4/11/20
  26. 76-year-old male from Elgin, 4/12/20
  27. 84 year old male from Aurora, 4/14/20
  28. 92-year-old female from Elgin, 4/15/20
  29. 94-year-old male from Aurora, 4/15/20
  30. 83-year-old male from Elgin, 4/16/20
  31. 77-year-old female from Gilberts, 4/16/20
  32. 84-year-old male from Huntley, 4/19/20*
  33. 58-year-old male from Sugar Grove, 4/19/20
  34. 59-year-old male from Aurora, 4/19/20
  35. 64-year-old female from Oswego, 4/19/20
  36. 90-year-old male from Crystal Lake, 4/19/20*
  37. 53-year-old man from Aurora, 4/20/20
  38. 93-year-old man from Geneva, 4/20/20
  39. 77-year-old woman from North Aurora, 4/21/20
  40. 83-year-old man from Chicago, 4/25/20*
  41. 86-year-old woman from Geneva, 4/25/20
  42. 90-year-old woman from Geneva, 4/25/20
  43. 59-year-old woman from Geneva, 4/25/20
  44. 67-year-old man from Aurora, 4/25/20
  45. 88-year-old man from Aurora, 4/26/20
  46. 72-year-old woman from Geneva, 4/26/20
  47. 69-year-old man from Geneva, 4/26/20
  48. 72-year-old man from Oswego, 4/26/20*
  49. 90-year-old man from Geneva, 4/26/20
  50. 80-year-old woman from Geneva, 4/27/20
  51. 91-year-old woman from Elgin, 4/27/20

The coroner will be releasing this weekly list every Monday afternoon to summarize all countywide deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call Coroner Rob Russell at 630-232-3535 for information within the confines listed above.

4PM SUNDAY, APRIL 26

County Passes 1,000 Positive Cases; 16 Now Have Died in Nursing Homes

Kane County has now passed the 1,000 mark in positive test cases, and 16 people from nursing homes are now listed among the 39 people who have died and tested positive for coronavirus in Kane County since the pandemic began.

According to the Kane County Health Department dashboard, there were 1,112 positive cases as of Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Illinois Department of Public Health has released numbers showing that 16 people now have died in Kane County nursing homes after contracting the novel coronavirus.

Long-Term-Care Facility Cases, Deaths

A week ago, the IDPH reported 76 confirmed cases and 10 deaths in COVID-19 outbreaks in four Kane County nursing homes.

Today, there are 160 confirmed cases and 16 deaths in county long-term-care facilities.

You can see the breakdowns in the chart above. Bickford of Aurora reported 35 positive cases and eight deaths. Fox River Rehab and Healthcare in Elgin reported 40 positive cases and seven deaths.

3:30PM SUNDAY, APRIL 26

Health Department Closes Smithfield Foods Plant in St. Charles

5:30 PM FRIDAY, APRIL 24

County Dashboard Reports No New Deaths Friday; Confirmed Cases Near 1,000

For the second day in a row, the Kane County dashboard shows no new deaths.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 986, up from 902 on Thursday.

The five Kane County communities with the highest number of confirmed cases were:

  • Aurora — 413
  • Elgin — 185
  • Carpentersville — 86
  • St. Charles — 56
  • Geneva — 37

5:15PM FRIDAY, APRIL 24

County Hosts COVID-19 Listening Sessions

4:55PM THURSDAY, APRIL 23

Dashboard Shows No New Deaths Thursday in Kane

The Kane County Health Department dashboard on Thursday reported no new deaths, leaving the total deaths so far in the pandemic at 39.

The Illinois Department of Public Health website, which generally lags behind the dashboard report, mentions two new deaths in Kane County — two men, one in his 70s, the other in his 90s.

Aurora has the highest number of cases, at 362, followed by Elgin at 162.

State totals also show updates for the Kane County region regarding hospital usage.

Kane County is in Region 9, which includes all of Kane and McHenry counties plus parts of Lake, Cook and Kendall counties.

In our region, the Intensive Care Unit utilization is at 62%, with 139 of 366 beds in use. There were 190 available ventilators, with utilization at 42%.

7:30AM THURSDAY, APRIL 23

Here’s Who Should Go, When To Go And What To Expect at New Test Site in Aurora

4:45PM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22

Kane Deaths Jump To 39; New Drive-Thru Test Site!

Kane County’s death toll jumped to 39 today, as the total amount of confirmed cases broke the 800 mark.

All of this news as the state of Illinois and city of Aurora unveiled a major new drive-through-testing facility would be opening in the parking lot of the Premium Outlet Mall.

Testing is ramping up throughout the county and the state, with Kane County reporting 79 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday — very likely the highest single-day increase in positive cases countywide since the pandemic began.

Four new Kane County deaths were reported today.

The state of Illinois report said the four newest deaths were two men in their 50s, a woman in her 70s and a man in his 80s. The state report generally lags behind the Health Department dashboard and Kane County Coroner’s Office reporting.

New Testing Facility at Outlet Mall

(CREDIT: Google Maps)

The city of Aurora held a news conference at 4 p.m. today, which was expected to celebrate the opening of a state of Illinois drive-through testing facility at the Premium Outlet Mall.

(CREDIT: Google Maps)

The Chicago Tribune reported earlier in the day that the Illinois National Guard is setting up the supply and testing location.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms can be tested at the site for free, according to officials. All health care workers and first responders can be tested regardless of symptoms.

This article will be updated when Aurora posts a news release.

5PM TUESDAY, APRIL 21

Numbers Differ, Except One: No New Deaths in Kane County

As we’ve mentioned before, the COVID-19 data from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Kane County Health Department dashboard and the Kane County Coroner’s Office aren’t always exactly the same — due to factors such as the time of reporting, the criteria for tabulation and the jurisdictions involved.

That said, the numbers generally match up or catch up to each other.

Today was one of those days in which the numbers didn’t match.

The Kane County dashboard shows 725 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 35 total deaths. The state map shows 684 confirmed cases in Kane County and 33 deaths.

Both the IDPH and the county dashboard agree on one important statistic, however: There were no new deaths reported Tuesday in Kane County, IL

We did a couple of deeper dives into the numbers in separate articles today, and invite you to take a look:

2:30PM TUESDAY, APRIL 21

Where To Find COVID-19 Data By Zip Code

3:30PM MONDAY, APRIL 20

Coroner Reports 36 Deaths in Kane County — 6 Non-Kane Residents

As of 1 p.m. today (Tuesday, April 20), Kane County has had 36 confirmed COVID-19 deaths.

Of those, six live in communities outside Kane County. By law, the Coroner’s Office reports the number of deaths within county boundaries.

Kane County Coroner Rob Russell

The coroner’s weekly report is different from the report by the Illinois Department of Public Health website, which collects data regarding the numbers of Kane County residents who died while testing positive for COVID-19.

“Both numbers are correct, but have different perspectives,” Kane County Coroner Rob Russell said. “Both are vitally important.”

On today’s coroner’s report, there were 11 new deaths since the previous report on Monday, April 13. The new deaths are marked in boldface on the list below.

Of the new deaths, the youngest was a 58-year-old man from Sugar Grove who died on April 19. The oldest was a 94-year-old man from Aurora who died April 15.

The youngest person to day on the coroner’s list is a 40-year-old man from South Elgin. The oldest was a 102-year-old man from Elgin.

The IDPH on Sunday began reporting the deaths in senior-living facilities, with numbers broken down by county. There were 10 Kane County deaths reported by the IDPH. Scroll down for additional information, or visit this page of the IDPH website

The Kane County Health Department dashboard shows 651 cases and 33 deaths in Kane County as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 20.

COVID-19 Deaths in Kane County

(age / gender / hometown / date of death)

  1. 97-year-old male from Aurora, 3/23/20
  2. 91-year-old male from Elgin, 3/27/20
  3. 71 year old male from Elgin, 3/25/20
  4. 74 year old male from Elgin, 3/26/20
  5. 40-year-old male from South Elgin, 3/27/20
  6. 96-year-old male from Aurora, 3/27/20
  7. 68-year-old male from Yorkville, 3/27/20*
  8. 61-year-old female from Yorkville, 3/29/20*
  9. 88-year-old male from Huntley, 3/30/20
  10. 92-year-old female from Aurora, 3/30/20
  11. 74-year-old male from North Aurora, 3/31/20
  12. 91-year-old female from Elgin, 4/2/20
  13. 62-year-old male from Elgin, 4/2/20
  14. 80-year-oldmale from Sugar Grove, 4/2/20
  15. 75-year-old female from Plainfield, 4/3/20*
  16. 86-year-old female from Aurora, 4/3/20
  17. 83-year-old male from Bedford Park, 4/4/20*
  18. 70-year-old male from Montgomery, 4/4/20
  19. 83-year-old female from Sugar Grove, 4/4/20
  20. 102-year-old male from Elgin, 4/5/20
  21. 61-year-old male from Geneva, 4/5/20
  22. 74-year-old male from Aurora, 4/7/20
  23. 91-year-old female from Elgin, 4/9/20
  24. 81-year-old female from Elgin, 4/10/20
  25. 94-year-old female from Elgin, 4/11/20
  26. 76-year-old male from Elgin, 4/12/20
  27. 84 year old male from Aurora, 4/14/20
  28. 92-year-old female from Elgin, 4/15/20
  29. 94-year-old male from Aurora, 4/15/20
  30. 83-year-old male from Elgin, 4/16/20
  31. 77-year-old female from Gilberts, 4/16/20
  32. 84-year-old male from Huntley, 4/19/20*
  33. 58-year-old male from Sugar Grove, 4/19/20
  34. 59-year-old male from Aurora, 4/19/20
  35. 64-year-old female from Oswego, 4/19/20
  36. 90-year-old male from Crystal Lake, 4/19/20*

9:30AM MONDAY, APRIL 20

Kane County Animal Control Is Doing Adoptions By Appointment

During the COVID-19 emergency, there has been a great deal of interest in adoption of pets. To safely meet the demand and serve the public, Kane County Animal Control has developed a system of adoption by appointment. Click the link below to read more.

4:30PM SUNDAY, APRIL 19

State Releases Data on Long-Term-Care Facility Outbreaks

The IDPH reports the deaths in long-term-care facilities on this page of its website.

New data released by the Illinois Department of Public Health shows 10 residents have died in COVID-19 The IDPH reports the deaths in long-term-care facilities on this page of its website.

New data released by the Illinois Department of Public Health shows 10 residents have died in COVID-19 outbreaks in four Kane County nursing homes.

According to the data, there have been 76 confirmed cases in four Kane County long-term care facilities — 31 at Bickford of Aurora, 20 at Elgin Mental Health Center, 14 at Elwood Terrace and 11 at Fox River Rehab and Healthcare.

outbreaks in four Kane County nursing homes.

According to the data, there have been 76 confirmed cases in four Kane County long-term care facilities — 31 at Bickford of Aurora, 20 at Elgin Mental Health Center, 14 at Elwood Terrace and 11 at Fox River Rehab and Healthcare.

Six deaths were recorded at Bickford of Aurora and four deaths at Fox River Rehab and Healthcare, located in Elgin.

According to reports, 286 deaths have been reported statewide, and 1,860 cases of the virus have been confirmed by laboratory testing in the facilities located in those counties.

Kane County Death Toll Reaches 30

Kane County’s COVID-19 death toll officially reached the 30 mark this weekend, according to both the Kane County Health Department dashboard and the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

This article will be updated when the Sunday totals have been recorded on the KCHD dashboard.

But state of Illinois reports show the Kane County deceased over the weekend include a woman in her 90s and two men in their 50s.

These are the Kane County dashboard totals as of Saturday.

The majority of Kane County deaths have been persons 70 years old or older, with the youngest person to date being a 40-year-old man from South Elgin who died on March 27, according to the Kane County Coroner’s Office report.

The coroner typically releases a list of deceased each Monday, and we will update this article tomorrow, when the information becomes available.

The coroner’s list is different from the Health Department and IDPH lists in that it records COVID-19-positive patients who died in Kane County rather than Kane residents who died from the virus. It also includes general demographic information, including the age, gender, hometown and date of death.

As of Saturday, Kane County had 581 confirmed cases and 30 deaths, according to the dashboard.

We can expect the numbers of confirmed cases to rise in coming days because of the increased emphasis on testing and the opening of more testing sites. The VNA announced this weekend that it will be testing in two Kane County sites — in Aurora and Elgin — starting Monday.

4:45PM FRIDAY, APRIL 17

28 Total Deaths in Kane County

The number of deaths in Kane County during the COVID-19 emergency rose to 28 today, according to numbers posted on the Kane County Health Department dashboard.

The Illinois Department of Public Health earlier in the day announced three new deaths in Kane County: a male in his 60s, a male in his 90s and a male over 100 years old.

The Health Department dashboard does not provide demographic information about the deceased. The numbers posted on the Health Department dashboard and the IDPH sometimes differ to the the timing of the reporting.

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5PM THURSDAY, APRIL 16

2 New Deaths in Kane County

These are numbers reported on the Kane County Health Department dashboard as of about 4:30 p.m.

After no deaths for the past two days, Kane County added two COVID-19 fatalities, as reported on the Kane County Health Department dashboard. The total number of deaths in Kane County is at 26. There are 506 confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. today.

These are the numbers for Kane County reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health around 3 p.m.

The sad news locally comes on a day when the state reported its highest single-day death toll of 125. The total number of deaths statewide during the pandemic passed the 1,000 mark, now at 1,072.

Statewide and Kane County COVID-19 statistics are collected and reported at different times and day and so are not always exactly the same.

The statewide total for Kane County shows 25 deaths. The new death was a woman in her 70s.

State figures to not say the hometown of the person who died. That information is shared locally in a weekly report by the Kane County Coroner’s Office, which has been issued on Mondays.

Other COVID-19 Reporting Sites in Kane County

5PM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

For 2nd Day in a Row, No New Deaths in Kane County

For the second day in a row, both the Kane County Health Department dashboard and the state of Illinois are reporting no new deaths in Kane County as of 5 p.m. (Wednesday, April 15.)

Why Kane’s death toll has been comparatively less than other counties is not revealed in the dashboard totals, but the state of Illinois’ statistics allow a comparison of collar counties.

As of today, the city of Chicago reports 10,192 positive cases and 361 deaths.

Cook And Collar Counties

  • Cook County: 7,114 positive cases, 269 deaths
  • Will County: 1,433 positive cases, 81 deaths
  • DuPage County: 1,386 positive cases, 66 deaths
  • Lake County: 1,711 positive cases, 62 deaths
  • Kane County: 463 positive cases, 24 deaths
  • McHenry County: 264 positive cases, 11 deaths

NOON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

Kane County Waives 30-Day Property Tax Late Payment Penalty

5PM TUESDAY, APRIL 14

Tuesday Was a Good Day For Kane County COVID-19 Numbers

Kane County is beginning to see some of the signs that the stay-at-home efforts are working and the most deadly phase of the COVID-19 pandemic might be nearing an end.

There were no new deaths in Kane County today, and the number of confirmed cases was up to 453 — up 37 since Sunday.

That puts the number of countywide deaths so far at 24, according to the Kane County Health Department dashboard. Those numbers are different than those reported by the Kane County Coroner’s Office, which reports the numbers of deaths that take place in the county, not the number of deaths of people who live in Kane County.

There are few secrets revealed or startling statistics on today’s dashboard. More men than women have contracted the virus here, and the peak age range on the confirmed-case bar graph is in the 50-59 range.

Aurora continues to lead in the number of confirmed cases, at 167, followed by Elgin (94), St. Charles (43) and Carpentersvill (25).

3:30 PM MONDAY, APRIL 13

Kane Coroner Data Shows 25 Total Deaths

Kane County Coroner Rob Russell today (Monday, April 13, 2020), reported that 25 people have died so far in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kane County Coroner Rob Russell

Of those 25 deceased, 20 were age 70 or older. The others include a 40-year-old man from Elgin, a 68-year-old male from Yorkville,  a 61-year-old woman from Yorkville, a 62-year-old man from Elgin and a 61-year-old man from Geneva.

The deaths include 11 residents of Elgin, five residents of Aurora, two from Sugar Grove, two from Yorkville, one from South Elgin, one from Huntley, one from North Aurora, one from Plainfield and one from Bedford Park.

The Coroner’s Office counts people who died in Kane County, while the Kane County Health Department and Illinois Department of Public Health county residents of the county who died from COVID-19. Daily figures from the three entities will differ also because of the times the numbers are collected and reported.

Here is a list from the Coroner’s Office, which includes age, gender, home town, and date of death of each individual:

COVID-19 Deaths in Kane County

(age / gender / hometown / date of death)

  1. 97-year-old male from Aurora, 3/23/20
  2. 91-year-old male from Elgin, 3/27/20
  3. 71 year old male from Elgin, 3/25/20
  4. 74 year old male from Elgin, 3/26/20
  5. 40-year-old male from South Elgin, 3/27/20
  6. 96-year-old male from Aurora, 3/27/20
  7. 68-year-old male from Yorkville, 3/27/20*
  8. 61-year-old female from Yorkville, 3/29/20*
  9. 88-year-old male from Huntley, 3/30/20
  10. 92-year-old female from Aurora, 3/30/20
  11. 74-year-old male from North Aurora, 3/31/20
  12. 91-year-old female from Elgin, 4/2/20
  13. 62-year-old male from Elgin, 4/2/20
  14. 80-year-oldmale from Sugar Grove, 4/2/20
  15. 75-year-old female from Plainfield, 4/3/20*
  16. 86-year-old female from Aurora, 4/3/20
  17. 83-year-old male from Bedford Park, 4/4/20*
  18. 70-year-old male from Montgomery, 4/4/20
  19. 83-year-old female from Sugar Grove, 4/4/20
  20. 102-year-old male from Elgin, 4/5/20
  21. 61-year-old male from Geneva, 4/5/20
  22. 74-year-old male from Aurora, 4/7/20
  23. 91-year-old female from Elgin, 4/9/20
  24. 81-year-old female from Elgin, 4/10/20
  25. 94 year old female from Elgin, 4/11/20

3PM MONDAY, APRIL 13

About 200 Hesed House Homeless Will Move To Schaumburg Hotel

4:30PM SUNDAY, APRIL 12

Aurora, Elgin Hardest Hit

There are now 23 coronavirus-related deaths in Kane County, IL

According to the Kane County Health Department dashboard, last updated at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (April 12, 2020), the county has 416 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Aurora is hardest hit in terms of the total number of confirmed cases. According to numbers reported on the city’s website, Aurora has seen 195 cases and four deaths during the COVID-19 crisis, according to the report posted at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 11.

It’s important to note that Aurora’s footprint includes parts of Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will counties. You can follow @CityofAuroraIL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and @CityofAuroraILEspanol on Facebook in Spanish for additional information.

The city of Elgin also reports and updates its COVID-19 numbers daily.

According to Elgin’s COVID-19 page, there are 105 confirmed cases in Elgin as of 8 p.m. Saturday. Of those, 77 were in Kane County and 28 in Cook County.

Links For More Information

6:15PM FRIDAY, APRIL 10

2 More Deaths in Kane County, 361 Cases in Total

Death totals and case numbers reported by the IDPH and Kane County Health Department dashboard do not always coincide. They are are collected and reported at different times of day.

The Kane County Health Department dashboard on Friday show two new deaths, for a total of 22 so far in this COVID-19 emergency.

According to the dashboard and the Illinois Department of Public Health, the two Kane County deaths are both man in their 70s.

The IDPH does not identify the home towns of the deceased.

Community Totals

Aurora has by far the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 at 130, but not the highest number of deaths, according to statistics from the Kane County Coroner’s Office.

As of Monday, the most deaths were in Elgin, which record six deaths related to COVID-19.

Below are are the 10 communities with the most confirmed cases as of Friday afternoon:

  1. Aurora — 130
  2. Elgin — 74
  3. St. Charles — 32
  4. Carpentersville — 17
  5. Geneva— 13
  6. North Aurora — 12
  7. South Elgin — 10
  8. Gilberts — 9
  9. Algonuin — 8
  10. Batavia — 7
  11. Sugar Grove — 7

5:15PM THURSDAY, APRIL 9

1 New Death Reported in Kane County

Note: State of Illinois totals are reported at different times of day and are not always the same as those posted on the Kane County Health Department website. This screenshot is from the IDPH website.

Kane County deaths associated with the coronavirus increased to 20, as the Kane County Health Department dashboard and IDPH reported one new death Thursday.

The numbers of the IDPH report and Kane County Health Department are posted at different times in a day, and the totals sometimes differ.

The KCHD website shows 326 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kane County as of 5:20 p.m. Thursday, April 9.

Community Totals

For the first time, Carpentersville passed Geneva in total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Below are are the 10 communities with the most confirmed cases as of Thursday afternoon:

  1. Aurora — 109
  2. Elgin — 69
  3. St. Charles — 32
  4. Carpentersville — 15
  5. Geneva— 13
  6. North Aurora — 12
  7. South Elgin — 10
  8. Algonquin — 8
  9. Gilberts — 8
  10. Batavia — 7
  11. Sugar Grove — 7

5PM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

Aurora Hits 100 Case Count; 19 Total Deaths in Kane

The number of cases in Aurora officially hit triple digits today (Wednesday, April 8), as Kane County’s death toll rose to 19, according to totals by both the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Kane County Health Department dashboard.

It should be noted that the numbers from the IDPH and KCHD are reported at different times of day and are not always the same.

Community Totals

Aurora is the first city in Kane County to register 100 confirmed cases.

Below are are the 10 communities with the most confirmed cases as of Wednesday afternoon:

  1. Aurora — 100
  2. Elgin — 67
  3. St. Charles — 32
  4. Geneva— 13
  5. North Aurora — 11
  6. Carpentersville — 10
  7. South Elgin — 10
  8. Algonquin — 8
  9. Gilberts — 8
  10. Batavia — 7
  11. Sugar Grove — 7

3:50PM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

Here’s What You Need To Know About Yard Waste

Note: Click on the image below to read the article from Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland.

5:30PM TUESDAY, APRIL 7

Health Department Records 262 Cases, 18 Deaths To Date

The Kane County Health Department dashboard on Tuesday shows 262 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 18 deaths so far during this emergency.

The dashboard shows results similar to those of the state, nation and world in that more men than women have died from the virus.

Aurora has the highest totals of confirmed cases among Kane communities, at 69 as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.

10 Kane County Community Totals

Below are are the 10 communities with the most confirmed cases as of Tuesday:

  1. Aurora — 69

  2. Elgin — 56

  3. St. Charles — 30

  4. Geneva— 14

  5. North Aurora — 9

  6. South Elgin — 9

  7. Carpentersville — 8

  8. Gilberts — 8

  9. Algonquin — 7

  10. Batavia — 7

9:30AM TUESDAY, APRIL 7

Chief Judge Extends Court Closings

3PM MONDAY, APRIL 6

Coroner Confirms 20 Kane County Deaths So Far

As of 1 p.m. today (Monday, April 6, 2020), Kane County has had 20 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, according to statistics reported by the Kane County Coroner’s Office.

Kane County Coroner Rob Russell said it is important to point out that some of the decedents on the Coroner’s Office list did not live in Kane County — which means the numbers will not be the same as those reported on the Kane County Health Department dashboard or the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

Out of respect to the individuals lost and their families, only the age, sex, town of residence and date of death are provided in the list, Russell said.

Kane County Deaths

(age / gender / hometown / date of death)

  • 97-year-old male from Aurora, 3/23/20
  • 91-year-old male from Elgin, 3/27/20
  • 71 year old male from Elgin, 3/25/20
  • 74 year old male from Elgin, 3/26/20
  • 40-year-old male from South Elgin, 3/27/20
  • 96-year-old male from Aurora, 3/27/20
  • 68-year-old male from Yorkville, 3/27/20*
  • 61-year-old female from Yorkville, 3/29/20*
  • 88-year-old male from Huntley, 3/30/20
  • 92-year-old female from Aurora, 3/30/20
  • 74-year-old male from North Aurora, 3/31/20
  • 91-year-old female from Elgin, 4/2/20
  • 62-year-old male from Elgin, 4/2/20
  • 80-year-oldmale from Sugar Grove, 4/2/20
  • 86-year-old female from Aurora, 4/3/20
  • 83-year-old male from Bedford Park, 4/4/20*
  • 70-year-old male from Montgomery, 4/4/20
  • 83-year-old female from Sugar Grove, 4/4/20
  • 102-year-oldmale from Elgin, 4/5/20
  • 61-year-old male from Geneva, 4/5/20

In addition to these 20, Russell said there are an additional thee deaths fit the possibility of being COVID-19 deaths, but test results have not yet been returned.

“Please continue to follow all of the social distancing suggestions provided by the CDC, the state of Illinois, and the Kane County Health Department,” Russell said.

The coroner will be releasing this weekly list every Monday afternoon to summarize all countywide deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Challenges For Coroner’s Office

Kane County Coroner Rob Russell says the sharp increase in COVID-19 deaths in Kane County is consistent with many of the models that the Centers For Disease Control has been discussing.

Russell said his office has obtained a refrigerated truck from the state with the help of Sean Madison from Kane County Office of Emergency Management.

“Sean has been very helpful and responsive to all of our requests,” Russell said. “I am very thankful for his leadership and attention to detail in this crisis.”

Russell said the Kane County morgue is full because the office has 10 non-COVID deaths as of Monday.

“Unfortunately, other causes of death have not slowed during the pandemic,” he said. “I can assure you, we are making sure that each death is categorized appropriately and the level of service to the funeral homes and families has not diminished.”

Russell assured Kane County residents that the Coroner’s Office is prepared and ready to respond if the model continues as expected.

5:30PM SUNDAY, APRIL 5

Kane County Sees 6 New Deaths Over Weekend

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported six additional Kane County deaths over the weekend.

On Sunday, the state reported the deaths of a man in his 70s, and two women in their 80s. On Saturday, the state reported Kane County deaths of one man in his 60s and two females, one in her 60s, the other in her 70s.

The Kane County Health Department dashboard as of Saturday had the number of Kane County deaths at 15,

10 Kane County Community Totals

Below are are the 10 communities with the most confirmed cases as of Saturday:

  1. Aurora — 57

  2. Elgin — 48

  3. St. Charles — 27

  4. Geneva— 13

  5. North Aurora — 8

  6. South Elgin — 8

  7. Gilberts — 7

  8. Sugar Grove — 7

  9. Batavia — 6

  10. Carpenersville —6

5PM FRIDAY, APRIL 3

KCHD Dashboard: 176 Cases, 8 Deaths (+1 From Thursday)

The Kane County Health Department dashboard as of 5:11 p.m. Friday, April 2, shows nine total deaths and 176 total confirmed cases so far. That’s up one death and 21 cases since Thursday.

10 Kane County Community Totals

Below are are the 10 communities with the most confirmed cases:

  1. Aurora — 43 (+4)

  2. Elgin — 34 (+6)

  3. St. Charles — 23 (+1)

  4. Geneva — 10 (no change)

  5. North Aurora — 7 (+1)

  6. South Elgin — 7 (no change)

  7. Gilberts — 6 (no change)

  8. Batavia — 5 (no change)

  9. Sugar Grove — 5 (+1)

  10. Algonquin — 4 (new to top 10)

5PM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

Kane County Health Department Posts COVID-19 Dashboard

The Kane County Health Department web page is featuring a great new tool to help people better understand where the confirmed cases and deaths are in communities throughout the county. Click on the image link below to read more or go straight to the Kane County Health Department website.

There are eight deaths and 146 cases in Kane County as of 5 p.m. The dashboard data is updated by 5 p.m. daily.

3:30PM TUESDAY, MARCH 31

Kane County Health Department Seeks Medical Volunteers

The Kane County Health Department, in conjunction with the state of Illinois, is assisting in the recruitment of more medical professionals to aid in the fight against COVID-19.

The state is calling on all licensed healthcare providers who are available to help to register at IllinoisHelps.net. The call for help includes physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physician assistants, medics, LPNs, CNAs, podiatrists, and dentists.

Illinois Helps is an online volunteer management system that tracks healthcare workers who are available to respond, when activated, to a significant disaster or public health emergency. Once someone has registered to become a volunteer with Illinois Helps, their professional credentials will be verified and added to a secure statewide database.

Volunteers will be part of an alert system and will be contacted when their expertise matches a need by the local, regional, or state missions. Individuals may be potentially contacted to work in a hospital surge or alternative housing setting. Illinois Helps may only be activated by the Director, Illinois Department of Public Health or the Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health or their designees in the event of an emergency.

If you are not a medical professional, you can find other volunteer opportunities at www.Serve.Illinois.gov.

For additional information and current updates on the COVID-19 situation, visit the KCHD website at KaneHealth.com or call the health department at 630-208-3801.

Kane County COVID-19 Count Up To 128

There were no new deaths today in Kane County, following Kane County Coroner Rob Russell’s Monday update. The IDPH reported the death that Russell noted yesterday, which brought the total to seven.

The IDPH reported 128 total confirmed cases in Kane County — 15 higher than yesterday.

7:40 AM TUESDAY, MARCH 31

State Officials: Old Sherman in Elgin Will Get Temporary Extra Bed Capacity

The site of the former Advocate Sherman Hospital.

This is today’s Advocate Sherman Hospital. The additional beds will be at the former Advocate Sherman site on Slade Avenue.

State officials said Monday that they are “working to create temporary COVID-19 bed capacity at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin.”

No additional information was available in the Monday news release, but the city of Elgin reports this morning that the Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois Emergency Management Agency are working in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to convert the former Sherman hospital on Slade Avenue into an overflow facility for non-acute hospital patients.

Work on the conversion has begun and it is expected to last at least two weeks.

The city’s sources at the state level indicate that the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has not yet determined if this non-acute care facility will include COVID-19 patients.

The information was announced during a Monday afternoon news conference in which Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. JB Pritzker said McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago will be used to add capacity of hundreds of beds and COVID-19 bed capacity.

Additionally, the state and city are working to create temporary bed capacity at MetroSouth Hospital in Blue Island.

Coroner Reports 7 Deaths in Kane County; IDPH Reports 113 Total Confirmed Cases

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kane County is up to 113, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. The IDPH reported no new deaths Monday, but Kane County Coroner Rob Russell reported seven deaths in Kane as of 1 p.m..

“Out of respect to the individuals lost and their families, only the age, sex, town of residence and date of death are provided,” Russell said.

The coroner’s report listed the deaths, home towns and dates of death as:

  • A 97-year-old-male from Aurora — 3/23/20
  • A 91-year-old male from Elgin —  3/27/20
  • A 71-year-old male from Elgin — 3/25/20
  • A 74-year-old male from Elgin — 3/26/20
  • A 40-year-old male from South Elgin — 3/27/20
  • A 96-year-old male from Aurora — 3/27/20
  • An 88-year-old male from Huntley — 3/30/20

The coroner said he will be releasing this weekly list every Monday afternoon to summarize all countywide deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

11:30AM MONDAY, MARCH 30

Tree-trimming Projects Close Parts of Fox River Trail, Illinois Prairie Path

Heads up if you’re planing to walk or bicycle along some popular paths in Kane County.

Three tree-trimming projects will prompt intermittent closures of portions of the Fox River Trail in South Elgin and St. Charles, and the Illinois Prairie Path in South Elgin, through May 18.

  • The first project is along the Fox River Trail in South Elgin from Raymond Street south to Robertson Road.
  • The second project is along the Fox River Trail in the Valley View area of St. Charles, from Red Gate Road south to behind the Q Center.
  • The third project is along the Elgin Branch of the Illinois Prairie Path, from Raymond Street south to Stearns Road.

For each project, ComEd contractor Asplundh will remove any trees that are interfering with power lines, and trim back others that are close to utility lines.

The Forest Preserve District of Kane County asks trail users to be mindful of the projects, heavy machinery being used, and of the possibility of intermittent trail closures during the time frames indicated. Signs for the projects will be displayed at both ends of projects to alert trail users.

For more information, contact the Forest Preserve District at 630-232-5980 or visit www.kaneforest.com.

4PM SUNDAY, MARCH 29

Kane County Coordinates Donations For PPE’s

Kane County officials announced this weekend that the county is accepting donations of Personal Protective Equipment to assist in the COVID-19 response.

Businesses, medical and nursing schools, nail salons, tattoo parlors and residents can donate unused and unopened Personal Protective Equipment in the parking lot of the Kane County Judicial Center located at 37W777 IL-38, St. Charles, IL 60175. The drop-off site will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting Monday March 30.

The drop-off site will be staffed by personnel from the Kane County Office of Emergency Management.

If you have a large amount of items to donate such as a pickup trucks worth or larger, please e-mail us at kanecountyeoc@countyofkane.org Include the quantities of each item you have on hand to donate and your contact information and we will contact you to arrange a drop off date, time, and location.

Items needed include:

  • Masks: Surgical, isolation or N-95
  • Gowns: Isolation and non-surgical
  • Gloves: Nitrile, sterile, and surgical
  • Face shields, Goggles, and safety glasses  Hand Sanitizer (any size)
  • Disinfectant Wipes (any size)

All items should be in the manufacturer’s original packaging and unopened. Unfortunately, we cannot accept open product or homemade items.

All donations will be distributed to first responders, health care and medical facilities, and social services within Kane County.

4 Deaths Over Weekend; Confirmed Cases Now at 100

Kane County saw four new deaths over the weekend, bring the coronavirus-related death toll to six.

Meanwhile, the number of positive cases in the county hit triple digits, at exactly 100 as of Sunday, March 29.

The Illinois Department of Public Health totals in the news releases over the weekend did not match up exactly with the totals show on the map. News releases reported five deaths over the weekend in Kane County: one male in his 40s, two males in their 90s, and two males in their 70s.

Previously, the IDPH had reported two deaths in Kane County, both men in their 90s.

3:45PM FRIDAY, MARCH 27

2 Deaths, 75 Confirmed Cases Reported in Kane County

Aurora reported Kane County’s first death on Tuesday, March 24, a man in his 90s. The state of Illinois today (Friday) reported the county’s second death but no additional information about the victim.

According to the map on the Illinois Department of Public Health website, here are some of the numbers from neighbor counties:

  • Cook — 1,354 cases, 9 deaths
  • DuPage — 199 cases, 6 deaths
  • Lake — 230 cases, 0 deaths
  • Will — 105 cases, 3 deaths
  • McHenry — 45 cases, 1 death
  • Kendall — 8 cases, 0 death
  • DeKalb — 4 cases, 9 deaths

11:30AM FRIDAY, MARCH 27

Where To Find Important Information From Kane County Hospitals

3PM THURSDAY, MARCH 26

Kane County Positive Cases Up To 57

A day after the Kane County Health Department formally announced the county’s first death and Kane County Epidemologist Louise Lie said now is the time to save lives, the state of Illinois announced that the total number of confirmed cases here has risen to 57.

Today, however, there were no new deaths announced for Kane County.

Statewide, the IDPH reported seven new deaths, bringing the Illinois total to 26.

Kane County Recycling Tips, Garbage Collection — UPDATE

3:25PM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

Kane Treasurer Calls For Property Tax Relief Law

11:45AM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

10:15AM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

Kane County Extends State of Emergency; KCDH Responds to First COVID-19 Death

Kane County Health Department Response to First COVID-19 Death in County; County Board Extends Public Health Emergency Declaration

The Kane County Health Department confirmed the first death in Kane County from COVID-19 disease. The city of Aurora reported the death of a 97-year old man who lived in Aurora.

“Our thoughts are with the family at this time,” said Kane County Health Department Executive Director Barb Jeffers. “We had hoped that this disease would spare our county. Our staff remains dedicated to providing resources and support for our health care workers and our community.”

In an emergency session Tuesday afternoon, the Kane County Board extended the Declaration of a Public Health Emergency beyond the temporary seven-day measure, insuring that KCHD can continue to obtain and allocate resources to the community. The resolution is attached.

KCHD understands there is a high demand for information. We want to provide as much information as possible, but our top priority is investigating all cases and protecting patient confidentiality. We are sharing as much information as we can as soon as we can.

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 the KCHD website at KaneHealth.com or call the health department at 630-208-3801.

9AM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

Kane County Health Department: ‘Now Is The Time To Save Lives’

With Kane County seeing its first COVID-19 death, the need for social distancing is greater than ever, Kane County Epidemologist Louise Lie says.

5PM TUESDAY, MARCH 24

County Board Chairman Addresses COVID-19 at Special Meeting

THIS IS A FILE PHOTO FROM A PREVIOUS BOARD MEETING, NOT THE SPECIAL MEETING ON MARCH 24.

Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen shared his thoughts and an overview of the COVID-19 emergency today, during a special meeting of the County Board.

Here is the text of that address, as presented in a memo:

We are dealing with a sustained health, economic, and financial emergency all rolled into one. I’d like to begin by thanking the 532,000 people in Kane County for their self-discipline to follow state and federal instructions, compassion toward their neighbors and more vulnerable members of our society, and their patience as we find our way together through this difficult maze.

Secondly, we owe sincere gratitude and admiration for the courageous sacrifice and service of our front-line public health and public safety professionals. These competent and generous people are ably led by Public Health Director Barb Jeffers and County Sheriff Ron Hain.

Then, we should thank all of the support staff who are providing work and encouragement to those on our front line during this prolonged emergency.

Thank you to members of the board, countywide elected officials, and department directors who are moderating their natural emotional impulses and staying focused on our task at hand.

Our mutual goals are to flatten this disease’s contagion curve and to get folks back to their gainful employment and more normal lives as soon as possible. Where some of us have been assured that this emergency might last two weeks, it is more likely that we need to prepare ourselves psychologically and physically for more than two months.

We meet today to knit together the decentralized quilt of contributions from all our many county agencies and departments, and to empower the unified thrust of our efforts to mitigate the coronavirus threat to the health and welfare of our neighbors.

Perspective

Anyone who is tempted to not give this their full, serious attention should merely look to Italy where Friday’s death count was 681 and Saturday’s was 800. These are truly medieval levels of loss and suffering. Consider that the virus remains contagious on surfaces for 24 hours. The more likely “biblical” time frame for our response is more nearly 40 days and 40 nights.

However, consider that we have been tested before and prevailed. Yesterday morning, the garbage trucks rolled down our streets and workers continued to maintain sanitation. When we flushed our toilets this morning, sewage and wastewater went away to be properly treated. When you turned on the faucets today, clean water continued to run. When you flipped the switch, the lights went on. When snow fell Sunday evening, the roads were still made clear.

And, where a hundred years ago people were permanently afflicted for a lifetime with the crippling virus of polio, preliminary reports indicate that the vast majority of people who test positive for this third wave of coronavirus (after SARS-2003, MERS-2012, and now Covid-19 in 2020) recover and experience relatively mild symptoms, closer to flu and colds than the dreaded polio virus.

IDPH Says 24 Kane County Positive Cases; Aurora Reports 1st Death

3:30PM MONDAY, MARCH 23

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 18 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Kane County as of 3 p.m. Monday, March 23.

Many Kane County community waste haulers are functioning with limited staff, but all are still operating as of this post. Please continue to separate recyclables.

Bookmark this article for updates, but visit this PDF from the Kane County Recycles website or your waste hauler’s or community’s websites to find out what’s happening in your city, village or township.

Special County Board Meeting Tuesday

The Kane County Board will be holding a Special County Board – Public Hearing and Special County Board meeting on at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

The meeting information, agenda, and minutes of meetings are available on the Kane County website at https://www.countyofkane.org.

The meeting is being held by web conference and teleconference based on guidance of the Centers for Disease Control, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Kane County Health Department to not meet in groups of more than 50 people and to avoid meeting with groups of 10 or more people.

The following information is being made available to the public for the purpose of public participation in the spirit of transparency and an open meeting process. Please use the following instructions to participate in the meeting by telephone and use the email information provided for comments or statements.

Public Participation

The public will be provided a dial-in number on our web site that is setup to listen. We have a conference bridge number for up to 500 people to listen only. That number will be provided on our website.

The listen only conference number is 888-585-9008 and the conference room number is 320-869-057. To call in the public only needs those two numbers. The public line will be setup in listen only mode and their microphones will be muted.

During the Public Comment section, the public will have the opportunity to submit in writing via email their comments or statements. If they wish to submit a question or make a comment they will need to send it via email to the moderator at moderator@countyofkane.org.

Staff will be receiving the moderator emails and working to get those ready for public comment. At the public comment section of the meeting, staff can read the public comments or statements. The public comments and statements will be stored in a separate email account and forwarded to all members of the board and be made available through the County Board Office.

1:27PM MONDAY, MARCH 23

Where To Find Help, Volunteer Opportunities

Kane County Connects is getting a lot of questions about ways to volunteer locally in this COVID-19 emergency.

We also know that there about folks out there who need help and aren’t sure where to look for social services.

One great way to find answers or connect to human services in Kane County is to dial 2-1-1.

For more information, click his link to a page on the Batavia United Way website.

4PM SUNDAY, MARCH 22

The Kane County Health Department has released vital information that advises residents on what to do if you need immediate medical attention due to the COVID-19 virus.

Visit the Health Department website for details and updates.

The poster above says it all, but we’re posting the information below, in the three categories, from most urgent to least urgent:

WHO SHOULD I CALL ABOUT COVID-19?

(1) Immediate Medical Attention

I think I need immediate medical attention — Who should I call?

  • If you need immediate medical attention, and you think you may have COVID-19, please call ahead to your health care provider before going in for care. This will allow them to take the right steps to protect themselves and other patients
  • If you think you are having a medical emergency, call 911. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, notify dispatch personnel so emergency medical services personnel can take steps to protect themselves

(2) Symptoms But Not Needing Immediate Attention

I have symptoms but I do not need immediate medical attention — What should I do?

You should consult with your health care provider if you have:

  • Fever, cough, trouble breathing, or other flu-like symptoms that are not better or are worsening after 24 to 48 hours.
  • Mild symptoms and are pregnant or immuno-suppressed or are an older adult with chronic health conditions.

I am not feeling well and have respiratory symptoms — What should I do?

  • Please stay home for at least seven days after you first became ill, or 72 hours after your fever has resolved and symptoms are improving, whichever is longer.

If I want to get tested — Who should I call?

Please DO NOT call the Health Department about getting testing.

  • Your health care provider will determine if you should be tested, and will call the Health Department if needed.
  • Health departments do not collect specimens for COVID-19.

General Information

I want to know more about COVID-19 — Who should I call?

For general questions about COVID-19, you can call the Kane County Health Department at 630-208-3801.

Please note that the Kane County Health Department does not make decisions about who should be tested for COVID-19.

Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 at KaneHealth.com.

4:30PM UPDATE

There are now 14 confirmed cases in Kane County, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health map.

That compares to 79 in DuPage, 69 in Lake, 21 in Will, 12 in McHenry — and 286 in Cook.

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UPDATED 9:20PM FRIDAY, MARCH 20

There are now eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kane County.

Recycling Alert

Here’s a quick update on the status of waste hauling and recycling services, courtesy of Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland.

Bottom line is, waste-hauling services are still a go, and the drive-up recycling centers for electronics and textiles are open.

Forest Preserves Are Open

UPDATED 8:50AM FRIDAY, MARCH 20

Here are a few quick updates for Kane County, as we start the day.

  • The Forest Preserve District of Kane County is keeping forest preserves open. All district offices are closed and meetings cancelled through March.
  • The Kane County Clerk’s Office remains open for vital services. You can order copies of marriage/birth/death records online or by mail.
  • The Circuit Clerk’s Office will be mailing new court dates to the last known mailing address of folks whose court dates have changed. Check out the chief judge’s order on the 16th Circuit Court website.

 

UPDATED 4:30PM THURSDAY, MARCH 19

There are now six confirmed cases in Kane County and four deaths in Illinois.

There are now six cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Kane County, IL.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced the death of three people in Illinois with coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The individuals include a Will County resident in his 50s and a Cook County resident in her 80s, and an out-of-state resident in her 70s who was in Sangamon County.

There are 134 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across Illinois.  Five additional counties are now reporting cases; Jackson, Kankakee, LaSalle, Washington, and  Williamson counties.

Sheriff: Kane County, Courts Are Prepared For COVID-19 Emergency

Metra Begins Alternate Schedule Monday, March 23

Metra will begin operating an alternate weekday schedule on Monday, March 23, to adjust for the reduced number of riders due to school closures, work-from-home mandates and other consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

The alternate schedules can be viewed here.

There will be changes for every line except the Heritage Corridor, which will operate its normal schedule.

“Where we are able to, we will maintain the number of cars on trains to allow for social distancing,” Metra said today (Thursday, March 19)

On a line-by-line basis, Metra is monitoring ridership and may further reduce service to meet the ridership demands.

The reduced schedules will remain in effect until health officials deem the crisis has passed and/or ridership begins to return to normal.

Metra will operate on regular weekend schedules this weekend.

Metra is encouraging its riders to use the Ventra app to purchase all tickets. Using the app is the best and safest way to minimize contact between riders and onboard personnel. The app can be downloaded for free from the App store or Google Play.

Metra has stepped up the cleaning and disinfecting of cars and locomotives. It has brought in extra crews to assist with daily cleaning and provide additional cleaning on weekends. Crews are concentrating on disinfecting high-touch areas such as door handles, hand rails and seats.

“We have also brought in extra crews to increase the cleaning and disinfecting of downtown stations. We are also cleaning Metra-maintained outlying stations multiple times a week, paying special attention to disinfecting high-touch surfaces, and we have asked the municipalities or other entities that maintain the stations in their communities to do the same,” officials said.

For all of Metra’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, please click here.

UPDATED 8:15PM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

Social distancing is vitally important to prevent the spread of the virus.

Kane County saw its fourth COVID-19 case today (Wednesday, March 18, 2020), according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Both the state of Illinois and Kane County upped its web presence with new services and information. Check out kanehealth.com and the state’s new website: coronavirus.illinois.gov.

Members of the Kane County Health Committee met today, keeping social distancing as they grappled with methods of coping with the coronavirus pandemic locally.

Kane County Health Department Director Barb Jeffers said her office — in addition to all the efforts her staff is undertaking — is looking proactively at potential sites for quarantine or separation, should that become necessary.

The COVID-19 virus had a big effect on the primary turnout, as expected. Preliminary numbers from the Kane County Clerk’s Office says about 24% of voters turned out for the 2020 primary, compared to 41% for the presidential primary of 2016.

3 Screening Questions

The Kane County Health Department today shared the three questions health officials will ask to determine who should get tested for the COVID-19 virus.

The questions also are helpful as guidelines to you in decided whether you should contact your healthcare professional to request a test.

Those questions are:

  1. Within the last 14 days, have you traveled to a country for which the CDC has issued a Level 2 or Level 3 designation? (China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, parts of Europe and Japan were listed in the draft presented March 14. Visit the CDC website for updated information.)
  2. Have you had any contact with any person diagnosed with COVID-19?
  3. Do you have symptoms of a respiratory infection (e.g. persistent cough, fever, or shortness of breath)?

Obviously, testing capacity is growing every day but still limited.

UPDATED TUESDAY, MARCH  17

Kane County declared a Public Health Emergency today (Tuesday, March 17, 2020) that will allow the Kane County Health Department “to shift resources quickly to assist affected residents, businesses and communities” affected by the coronavirus pandemic, while dispatchers throughout the county announced important new protocols for 9-1-1 calls.

Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen issued the Public Health Emergency Declaration around 2 p.m. The order expires in seven days unless extended by resolution of the Kane County Board.

The declaration notes that there are 105 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, with three confirmed cases in Kane County.

Kane County has limited funding and resources to respond to this pandemic, and by making a formal declaration under Section 11 of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, the county is enabled to respond best to protect the interests and safety of its residents.

The declaration orders coordination between the Kane County Office of Emergency Management and KCHD to “proceed with all haste to bring said public health emergency to a rapid conclusion in the best interest of the residents of Kane County.:

On Saturday, the Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed the third positive case of COVID-19 in the county. The patient is being treated at a hospital outside of the county.

“KCHD understands there is a high demand for information. We want to provide as much information as possible, but our top priority is investigating all cases and protecting patient confidentiality,” Kane County Health Department Director Barb Jeffers said in the news release. “We are sharing as much information as we can as soon as we can.”

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 the KCHD website at KaneHealth.com or call the health department at 630-208-3801.

Scroll down to read the full county proclamation.

Sheriff Sets New Protocols in Response to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 situation, Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain has implemented several steps to help reduce potential exposure and help maintain social distancing for his staff, the public, and inmate population.

  • We are asking people who do not need to come to our office to please eliminate all non-essential visits to our facility
  • We have notified our non-essential civilian employees to work from home. As a result, we will have a skeleton crew operating at our office.
  • If you call for a deputy to respond to your home or business for a non-emergency incident, the deputy may ask to speak to you by phone or have you step outside. For more serious incidents, our deputies will respond as normal.
  • All jail programs have been suspended in order to limit the amount of people coming into and out of the correctional facility. All community presentations and programs have also been suspended.
  • We are suspending the periodic imprisonment (weekend sentence) program.
  • With cooperation from Chief Judge Clint Hull State’s Attorney Joe McMahon, and Public Defender Rachele Conant, the jail population is being reduced with the placement of 11 non-violent detainees on the Sheriff’s electronic monitoring program and 13 non-violent low-level crime detainees on recognizance bonds or early sentence termination. This will allow for a dedicated intake holding and quarantine cell block, if necessary.
  • We continue to monitor the situation and may add additional steps to our response. We ask that citizens please follow Health Department and CDC websites, social media, and medical provider’s recommendation during this time.
  • Our staff remains ready and able to server the citizens of Kane County, but we are human too and susceptible to the same health hazards as everyone else. If you call for us to respond to your home and you do not feel well, please let us know before we get there. If we don’t need person-to-person contact, our staff and their families appreciate the early warning.

New 9-1-1 Protocols

Kane County Emergency Communications Director Michelle Guthrie and 9-1-1 service agencies throughout Kane County said today that residents should be prepared to answer some additional questions when calling 9-1-1.

Based on recommendations from experts regarding COVID-19, 9-1-1 Communication Centers in Kane County are taking actions to better serve the community and first responders.

Should you call 911, a telecommunicator may ask additional questions to see if you or a family member have any symptoms of COVID-19. These questions include asking about recent travel out of the country and if you or a family member has flu-like symptoms.

“Please be honest with your answers,” Gurthrie said. “The goal is to give 9-1-1 callers the help necessary, while protecting police, fire and EMS personnel.”

First responders may greet you wearing a mask, and they may ask you questions from a safe distance.

“Please understand this is for your safety as well as theirs,” Gurthrie said.

More Information

SOURCE: KaneComm news release

Assessment Office Visits By Appointment Only

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kane County Assessment Office is instituting protocols designed to minimize physical contact in order to limit the possibility of transmission of the virus.

Supervisor of Assessment Mark Armstrong has announced that effective today (Tuesday, March 17, 2020) the Assessment Office will be closed to visitors — except by appointment only.

The office will remain open for telephone calls and on-line business.

“Fortunately, most of the information people are seeking is already available for free at www.KaneCountyAssessments.org, including all forms, property records, and maps,” Armstrong said.

The in-person-visit restriction is indefinite but will be lifted as soon as health officials advise that public health and safety is no longer at risk, Armstrong said.

Taxpayers having business with the office must first visit www.KaneCountyAssessments.org or call 630-208-3818. All assistance will be provided via telephone or email unless an office visit is deemed necessary.

If it is determined an office visit is necessary, visitors must come individually by appointment only; all visits are subject to pre-screening questions determined by the Kane County Health Department.

For more information about safety relating to the COVID-19 virus, visit www.KaneHealth.com or call 800-889-3931.

SOURCE: Kane County Supervisor of Assessments Office news release

Circuit Clerk’s Office: Court Operations

Notice is being sent to all parties for any of the cases being postponed or rescheduled.

If your location was at one of the branch locations: Aurora Branch Court, Kane Branch Court or Elgin Branch Court, these locations are Closed. Reschedule notices will be sent.

If you were scheduled at one of the other locations your case may be postponed. Please visit our website at www.cic.countyofkane.org for the General Order and the Chief Judge Press Release.

SOURCE: Circuit Clerk’s Office news release

EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION:

County of Kane, State of Illinois

Under authority of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act (20 ILCS 3305/11), I, Christopher J. Lauzen, Chairman of the Kane County Board, upon recommendation from the Executive Director of the County’s Health Department and Director of the County’s Office of Emergency Management, do hereby declare that a public health emergency, which meets the legal definition of “disaster” under the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, exists within the County of Kane, State of Illinois, due to the following reasons:

Currently there is a significant outbreak of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Despite efforts to contain COVID-19, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization has characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic, and on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared the COVID-19 outbreak a national emergency.. The Governor of Illinois issued a state-wide disaster proclamation on March 9, 2020.

here are currently 105 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, with three confirmed cases in Kane County. Kane County has limited funding and resources to respond to this pandemic, and making a formal declaration under Section 11 of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act enables the County to respond best to protect the interests and safety of its residents.

Therefore, in the best interest and public safety of Kane County residents, I hereby order the Executive Director of the Kane County Health Department and the Director of the Kane County Office of Emergency Management to coordinate the County’s response and proceed with all haste to bring said public health emergency to a rapid conclusion in the best interest of the residents of Kane County pursuant to the provisions of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, as amended.

This Proclamation is effective immediately and shall expire at midnight seven days from the date shown, unless extended by resolution of the Kane County Board.

UPDATE: 11:12AM MONDAY, MARCH 16

Kane County 16th Circuit Chief Judge Clint Hull issued an executive order this morning (Monday, March 16, 2020) that essentially halts all court cases — except for “essential” and “emergency” cases — until April 17.

Libraries and park districts throughout Kane County announced this weekend that they will close.

Some libraries have cancelled programs and some are closed for different time periods. Others will remain open for voting purposes but close after the election.

Park districts also are a mixed bag. The Fox Valley Park District, for example, is cancelling programs but keeping its Fox Fitness facilities at Vaughan Athletic Center, Prisco Community Center and Eola Community Center for members only.

Click on the links below to find the latest information from your local library and park district.

Kane County Connects Daily Updates

  • COVID-19 OVERVIEW — A roundup of national and international updates.
  • COVID-19 STATE — State of Illinois and Illlinois Department of Public Health updates. (Includes daily updates from Gov. JB Pritzker’s news conferences and Kane County COVID-19 alerts from the IDPH.)
  • COVID-19 KANE COUNTY — Kane County updates, including information from the Kane County Health Department, courts, Sheriff’s Office, and all units of county government.
  • COVID-19 COMMUNITIES — A roundup of information from municipalities, park districts, libraries, as well as local human interest stories.
  • COVID-19 SCHOOLS — Updates on school closings or openings, meals and online learning.
  • COVID-19 HOSPITALS / HEALTH CARE — Vital links to local hospital and health-care websites and additional trusted information on COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 BUSINESS / CONSUMERS / JOBS —Business news, what’s open and closed, where to find stuff you need,  updates from local chambers of commerce, job openings.
  • COVID-19 CONNECTIONS — Stories about people, good news, personal observations, photos, miscellaneous news, quirky and fun stuff related to the days of COVID in Kane.
  • COVID-19 HELP — How to find help and give help to others. Local resources, volunteer opportunities, donation sites and other local efforts to help people during the COVID-19 emergency.