Kane County active school outbreaks are down to seven, according to data posted today (Friday, Jan. 21, 2022) by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
According to the IDPH’s COVID-19 Youth Outbreaks page, there are two schools new to the list this week: five cases reported at Harvest Christian Academy in Elgin and six cases at Otter Creek Elementary School in Elgin.
The source in both cases was listed as “classroom.”
Outbreak information is reported once clusters of cases are confirmed to be linked by location and time (within 14 days). Some outbreaks are pending processing and evaluation and will be added as more complete information is available.
The outbreak information is reported by local health departments to the Illinois Department of Public Health through an outbreak reporting system.
Specific outbreaks included are those that have been identified by the Kane County Health Department to have three or more COVID-19 cases who may have a shared exposure at a shared Youth Related location and are from different households.
These outbreaks do not include secondary cases that may occur in a household member who has not been at the same outbreak location.
All data is provisional and subject to updating as more information becomes available. Data are updated once a week, typically on Fridays. The IDPH says this data includes entries elicited from cases opened within the previous 30 days from the date of the update.
SOURCE: Illinois Department of Public Health website
Last Week’s Outbreak Report