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UPDATED 5:45 P.M. THURSDAY, JULY 2:

YORKVILLE – The total number of novel coronavirus cases in Kendall County went up by eight from Wednesday to Thursday and now stands at 1,021, according to county health officials.

The Kendall County Health Department also is reporting a total of 732 in recovery, meaning they have been asymptomatic for at least 72 hours, as of Thursday, July 2, according to a news release from the agency. There were 15 new cases in recovery reported from Wednesday to Thursday.

County health officials wrote in the Thursday news release the number of COVID-19 related deaths remain at 23. That comes after the department reported a new such death – a man in his 30s with an additional health complexity – for the first time in more than a month.

There has not been any new information from the Kendall County Coroner's Office about COVID-19 related deaths that occurred within the county's borders as of 5:25 p.m. Thursday.

More than half of Kendall County's confirmed COVID-19 cases involve individuals between the ages of 30 and 59, according to county health data. The data shows that patients in their 30s account for 17% of COVID-19 cases, patients in their 40s account for 20% and patients in their 50s account for 18% of the cases.

A total of 72% of all reported COVID-19 cases within Kendall County were in recovery as of Thursday, according to county health department data. About a quarter are recovering at home in a traditional residence or a long-term care facility, and 0.5% are in the hospital.

The race with the most cases – nearly 32% – within Kendall County are Latino, followed by Caucasian at about 30%, according to county data. That comes after Caucasian people were the majority of those cases until recently.

Women account for 54% of all county COVID-19 cases, while men account for 46%, according to Thursday's county health data. More than half of the individuals who contracted COVID-19 – 56% – live in either Oswego, 27%; Plano, 15%; or Oswego Township, 14%, the data shows.

According to Illinois Department of Public Health data by ZIP code, there have been 1,506 people tested for COVID-19 in 60548 (including Sandwich) with 103 confirmed cases, 1,514 tested in 60545 (including Plano) with 157 confirmed cases, 2,044 tested in 60560 (including Yorkville) with 125 confirmed cases, 3,030 tested in 60538 (including Montgomery) with 337 confirmed cases and 3,597 tested in 60543 (including Oswego) with 305 confirmed cases, all as of Thursday.

The average percentage of how many of those tests returned positive for COVID-19 between the five ZIP codes is about 8.6%, according to state data. Less than 1% of the population of Kendall County has tested positive for the illness thus far, according to county and U.S. Census Bureau data.

Also, according to IDPH data, a total of 59 of Kendall County's COVID-19 cases had been reported as of June 26 at three long-term care facilities in the county: 47 at Symphony at the Tillers of Oswego, 8 at the Hillside Rehab and Care in Yorkville, and 3 at Association of Individual Development facilities in the county.

Deaths at the three facilities as of June 26 totaled 9 at Symphony at The Tillers of Oswego, 2 at Hillside Rehab and Care, and 3 three at the Association for Individual Development.

In Aurora and in Kane County, the IDPH reported a total of 115 COVID cases and 24 deaths had occurred at Symphony at Orchard Valley as of June 26.

For more local news, visit KendallCountyNow.com at https://www.kendallcountynow.com.

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