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YORKVILLE – The total number of novel coronarvirus cases in Kendall County stood at 1,274 as of Tuesday, July 28, and county residents in their 20s continue to account for more cases than all other age groups, according to county health data.
Most of Kendall County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases involve individuals between the ages of 20 and 49, per Kendall County Health Department data.áThe data shows that patients in their 20s account for 20% of COVID-19 cases, patients in their 30s account for 17% of the cases and patients in their 40s account for 19%.
County residents ages 70 and older account for just 7% of the total cases as of Tuesday.
RaeAnn VanGundy, executive director for the Kendall County Health Department, had said during a July 21 County Board meeting that it all goes back to behavior as far as infection risk is concerned. With the 18- to 29-year-old age group being the highest rate of infection right now, she said, a lot of it is due to the lack of social distancing, lack of masks and being in close quarters at bars.
“It’s that age in which we really need to focus on the behavior and having them understanding the importance of the behavior,” VanGundy said.
There were 13 new COVID-19 cases reported from Monday, July 27 to Tuesday, July 28, according to county health data. The county health data also lists 870 novel coronavirus cases in recovery as of Tuesday and the total number of deaths holding at 23.
Kendall County Coroner Jacquie Purcell previously confirmed there were no additional such deaths that have occurred within the county’s borders since May 9.
As of Tuesday, about 69% of all reported COVID-19 cases within the county were in recovery. About 29% are recovering at home in a traditional residence or a long-term care facility, 0.5% are in the hospital and the deceased make up nearly 1.8% of all cases in the county.
There are now more COVID-19 cases associated with an unreported race than other races, at about 31%, according to county data. About 30% of cases are Latino and about 30% are Caucasian.
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 – 54% – live in either Oswego, 27%; Plano, 14%; or Oswego Township, 13%, the data shows.
More than 80% of all cases in Kendall County do not have any additional health complexities associated with them, according to county health data.
According to Illinois Department of Public Health data as of Tuesday, there have been 2,448 people tested for COVID-19 in 60548 (including Sandwich) with 162 confirmed cases, 2,052 tested in 60545 (including Plano) with 188 confirmed cases, 3,179 tested in 60560 (including Yorkville) with 182 confirmed cases, 4,306 tested in 60538 (including Montgomery) with 385 confirmed cases and 5,525 tested in 60543 (including Oswego) with 381 confirmed cases.
Also, according to IDPH data, 62 of Kendall County’s COVID-19 cases had been reported as of July 24 at three long-term care facilities in the county: 50 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 24 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 24.
VanGundy said there are no specific outbreak areas within the county and Oswego having the most reported cases makes sense with Oswego having the largest municipal population within the county. Not only are there areas where health officials couldn’t specifically point to and advise the public to not travel to, she said, a lot of cases also may not even be contracted in Kendall County with the way people are moving around in the area.
“There’s not really any rhyme or reason,” VanGundy said. “It’s everywhere throughout the county, and you can see that by looking at our numbers.”