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Coronavirus

For the first time in 40 days, Kendall County reports new COVID-19 death

Number of COVID-19 related deaths from Kendall County now up to 23

Kendall County Health Department, 811 John Street, Yorkville
Kendall County Health Department, 811 John Street, Yorkville

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YORKVILLE – The Kendall County Health Department is reporting a new novel coronavirus death for the first time in more than a month.

Health department officials wrote in a Friday, June 26 news release the department is reporting a new death of a man in his 30s that suffered from additional health complexities.

"We wish peace and comfort for his family during this difficult time," health officials wrote in the release.

There was no additional information provided by the county health department about what the health complexities were. There has not been any new information about COVID-19 related deaths that occurred within the county's borders as of 5:30 p.m. Friday.

As of Friday, the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Kendall County is now at 23, according to county health officials.

Until Friday, the total number of deaths related to the novel coronavirus cases from the county was at 22 since May 18, according to county health officials. Kendall County Coroner Jacquie Purcell previously confirmed on May 28 that there were no additional COVID-19-related deaths occurring within the county's borders since May 11.

Meanwhile, county health officials are reporting a total of 985 cases of COVID-19 and a total of 684 in recovery, meaning they have been asymptomatic for at least 72 hours, as of Friday.

From Thursday to Friday, there were three new cases of COVID-19 reported, according to county health data. There were four new cases in recovery reported during the same time frame.

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.áThe 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.

Nearly 70% all reported COVID-19 cases within Kendall County were in recovery as of Friday, according to county health department data. More than a quarter are recovering at home, in a traditional residence or a long-term care facility, and less than 1% are in the hospital.

The race with the most cases – about 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 Friday'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 by ZIP code, there have been 1,207 people tested for COVID-19 in 60548 (including Sandwich) with 92 confirmed cases, 1,401 tested in 60545 (including Plano) with 156 confirmed cases, 1,825 tested in 60560 (including Yorkville) with 119 confirmed cases, 2,710 tested in 60538 (including Montgomery) with 322 confirmed cases and 3,198 tested in 60543 (including Oswego) with 288 confirmed cases, all as of Friday.

The average percentage of how many of those tests returned positive for COVID-19 between the five ZIP codes is 9.2%, 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.

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