4:25PM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17
Kane Vax Hub Opens Friday By Appointment; 62 New Cases, 1 Death Wednesday
Kane County health officials and County Board members said during this morning’s report to the Kane County Board Public Health Committee that details about the Friday (March 19, 2021) opening of the Kane Mass Max Hub in Batavia would be coming soon but the initial Friday appointments likely would involve second doses for a targeted population.
Officials also said a second possible mass vaccination site in Carpentersville had been put on the back burner as local officials continue discussions with state health officials and the Illinois National Guard about options for permanent or mobile vaccination units in the northern portion of the county.
Kane County Connects will post additional articles on the Mass Vax Hub at 501 N. Randall Road when information is released from official sources.
In an interview with ABC7 news on Monday, Kane County Board Madam Chairman Corinne Pierog and Kane County Public Health Department Assistant Director Michael Isaacson said the Batavia vaccination site would be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. six days a week.
During today’s presentation to the Public Health Committee, Isaacson noted that the Kane County deaths related to the COVID-19 virus were still trending high (see screenshot above from the Health Committee meeting presentation) and urged residents to stay vigilant by wearing masks, maintaining social distance, washing hands and avoiding large-congregate settings.
The Illinois Department of Public Health today cited one new Kane County COVID-19-related death out of the total of 17 deaths statewide. The Kane County death was a man in his 90s. Kane County’s death toll now stands at 733 since the pandemic began.
The county recorded 62 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 51,795 confirmed cases.
Kane County’s seven-day test positivity rate ticked down to 3.7%.
The IDPH today began reporting the numbers of vaccine doses allocated to each county. For the week of March 15, Kane County’s allocation of first doses is 10,600 and its allocation of second doses is 2,100.
The county has administered 151,949 vaccine doses to date. About 61.07% of Kane residents age 65 or older have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 15.36% of Kane residents age 16-64 have had at least one shot.
The IDPH also reported today that it would begin limiting the hours of the Aurora COVID-19 test site due to declining demand and a greater emphasis on mobile test sites for high-risk communities.
IDPH Reporting Kane County Vaccine Allocations
Hours Reduced For Aurora COVID-19 Test Site
Vaccination Information Resources