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177 New Cases, No Deaths; Kane Comes Off State Warning List
Kane County came off the state’s COVID-19 warning list today, more good news in a week full of talk about reopening and loosening mitigation restrictions.
That said, Kane County did record a high number of new cases today — possibly due to a data-counting delay. Yesterday, Kane County recorded just 62 new cases. Today, that number jumped to 177.
The total number of Kane County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 57,921 — well over one in 10.
There were no new deaths recorded today, leaving the total at 769 since the pandemic began.
Kane County came off the warning list because it met the benchmarks in every category of measurement, except new cases per 100,000. For Week 17, which is from April 25 to May 1, Kane County recorded 159 cases per 100,000 population. The target is less than 50 per 100,000.
Kane County’s seven-day test positivity rate dropped significantly, another sign that the spread of the virus is slowing. The county’s seven-day rolling rate is now 5.9%.
According to Illinois Department of Public Health data, 50.15% of residents age 16 to 64 and 83.55% of residents age 65 and older have had at least one shot of vaccine.
There have been 385,806 doses administered in Kane County.
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