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KANE COUNTY – Illinois public health officials on Saturday reported 69 cases of COVID-19 in Kane County and four additional deaths. On Friday, there were 105 cases reported, while on Thursday, 80 new cases were reported. The total number of cases in the county is now 9,138.

The number of COVID-19 deaths in Kane County is 297, according to the IDPH. The four deaths reported Saturday were 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s and 1 female 90s.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen five days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases, an increase of one for both metrics. The region's positivity rate went up to 4.7% on Friday. Currently 32% of medical/surgical beds are available and 48% of ICU beds.

The positivity rate is the percentage of people who test positive out of all the people tested in a given time period. The World Health Organization has said that in countries that have conducted extensive testing for COVID-19, the positivity rate should remain at 5% or lower for at least 14 days.

Health officials reported 1,639 new cases and 18 deaths statewide on Saturday. Illinois now has a total of 180,476 cases statewide, including 7,503 deaths. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 24 – July 31 remailed at 3.9%. The state reported 39,809 tests run in the past 24 hours.

Cases and testing count by zip code:

St. Charles (60174 & 60175) – 288 cases, 5,163 tested; 194 cases, 2,936 tested

Geneva (60134) – 260 cases, 3,979 tested

Batavia (60510) – 206 cases, 4,688 tested

Elburn (60119) – 65 cases, 1,236 tested

Sugar Grove (60554) – 82 cases, 1,636 tested

North Aurora (60542) – 255 cases, 3,340 tested

Aurora (60505 & 60506) – 2,229 cases, 13,752 tested; 1,303 cases, 12,397 tested

Elgin (60123) – 1,063 cases, 9,076 tested  

South Elgin (60177) – 397 cases, 3,819 tested

For more local news, visit Kane County Chronicle at https://www.kcchronicle.com.

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