COVID-19 KANE COUNTY: Case Counts Up Thursday, Vaccination Rates Continue to Fall

COVID-19 KANE COUNTY: Case Counts Up Thursday, Vaccination Rates Continue to Fall

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5PM THURSDAY, APRIL 29

176 New Cases; 1 Death; Kane Test Positivity Drops To 6.9%

The trend of more new cases and fewer vaccinations continued today.

Kane County recorded 176 new cases and one additional death. The one new death was a man in his 80s, according to a news release from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The case totals to date are 57,071 positive cases and 761 deaths related to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

The total number of people tested went up on April 26, so the test positivity rate went down that day, and the result is a seven-day test positivity rate that’s dropped to 6.9%. The statewide  seven-day test positivity from April 22-28 is 4.0%.

The seven-day vaccination rate countywide dropped to 4,169. The seven-day rolling average was as high as 5,613 as of April 15.

To date, 80.49% of Kane County residents age 65 and over and 43.38% of residents age 16 to 64 have received one dose of the vaccine.

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