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YORKVILLE – The number of novel coronavirus cases in Kendall County increased by nine from Monday, July 13, to Tuesday, July 14, and now stands at 1,127, county health officials said.
The Kendall County Health Department also is reporting a total of 792 COVID-19 patients in recovery as of Saturday, according to a news release from the agency. There was one new case in recovery reported from Monday to Tuesday.
County health officials wrote in a Tuesday news release the number of COVID-19 related deaths remain at 23.
A total of nearly 71% of all reported COVID-19 cases within the county were in recovery, whereas more than a quarter are recovering at home in a traditional residence or a long-term care facility, 0.4% are in the hospital and the deceased make up 2% of county cases.
Most of Kendall County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases involve individuals between the ages of 20 and 59, according to county health data. The data shows that patients in their 20s account for 19% of COVID-19 cases, patients in their 40s account for 19% and patients in their 50s account for 17% of the cases.
The race with the most cases – about 31% – within Kendall County are Latino, followed by Caucasian at 30.7%, according to county data. That comes after Caucasian people accounted for the majority of those cases until recently. The race for nearly a third of all cases has gone unreported.
Women account for 54% of county COVID-19 cases, while men account for 46%, according to Tuesday’s county health data. More than half of the individuals who contracted COVID-19 – 55% – live in either Oswego, 26%; Plano, 15%; or Oswego Township, 14%, the data shows.
According to Illinois Department of Public Health data, there have been 1,964 people tested for COVID-19 in 60548 (including Sandwich) with 137 confirmed cases, 1,742 tested in 60545 (including Plano) with 167 confirmed cases, 2,563 tested in 60560 (including Yorkville) with 156 confirmed cases, 3,579 tested in 60538 (including Montgomery) with 358 confirmed cases and 4,412 tested in 60543 (including Oswego) with 332 confirmed cases, all as of Tuesday.
The average percentage of how many of those tests returned positive for COVID-19 between the five ZIP codes is about 8%, according to state data. Nearly 1% of the total 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 July 10 at three long-term care facilities in the county: 48 at Symphony at the Tillers of Oswego, eight at the Hillside Rehab and Care in Yorkville, and four at Association of Individual Development facilities in the county.
Deaths at the three facilities as of July 10 totaled nine at Symphony at The Tillers of Oswego, two at Hillside Rehab and Care, and three at the Association for Individual Development.
In Aurora and in Kane County, the IDPH reported a total of 115 COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths had occurred at Symphony at Orchard Valley as of July 10.
For more local news, visit KendallCountyNow.com at https://www.kendallcountynow.com.