COVID-19 KANE COUNTY: 154 New Cases; Test Positivity Rate Jumps Over 8%; Local Hospitalizations Growing

COVID-19 KANE COUNTY: 154 New Cases; Test Positivity Rate Jumps Over 8%; Local Hospitalizations Growing

5PM TUESDAY, APRIL 13

154 New Cases as Test Positivity Rate Jumps Over 8%; Local Hospitalizations Growing

Hospital admissions for Coronavirus-Like Illnesses (CLI) are growing rapidly in Kane-DuPage Region 8, and the Kane County test positivity rate jumped to 8.2% today — the highest since January.

According to data posted by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Kane County recorded 154 new COVI-19 cases but no additional deaths today. The totals since the pandemic began are 54,789 positive cases and 749 COVID-19-ralated deaths.

You can see by the IDPH chart above that the CLI hospital admissions have been rising rapidly in the past 30 days, representing another surge in the transmission of COVID-19. Health officials from the Centers For Disease Control are pointing to the emergence of the B.1.1.7 variant as the primary reason for the rapid escalation.

According to the CDC, “the lifting of social distancing and mask mandates in some areas could be contributing to this increase.”

Vaccination Data

Kane County is reporting 278,444 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to date.

According to the IDPH, 76.17% of residents age 65 and older and 32.23% of residents age 16 to 64 have received at least one dose of vaccine.

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