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Kendall County Health Department reports first COVID-19 death since June 26

Total number of COVID-19 cases surpasses 1,300 on Thursday

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YORKVILLE – Kendall County Health Department officials reported the first death due to COVID-19 in more than a month on Thursday.

Health department officials wrote in a Thursday, July 30 news release the deceased was a woman in her 50s who suffered from additional health complexities.

"We wish peace and comfort for her family during this difficult time," county health officials wrote.

As of Thursday, the most recent COVID-19 death brings the total of novel coronavirus related deaths from the county to 24, according to health department data.

Prior to Thursday, the health department had not reported a death due to novel coronavirus since June 26 – a man in his 30s that suffered from additional health complexities .

Meanwhile, the total number of novel coronarvirus cases in Kendall County stood at 1,309 as of Thursday. There were 14 new COVID-19 cases reported from Wednesday to Thursday, according to county health data. The county health data also lists 872 novel coronavirus cases in recovery as of Thursday.

Most of Kendall County's confirmed COVID-19 cases involve individuals between the ages of 20 and 49, per county health data.áThe data shows that patients in their 20s account for 20% of COVID-19 cases, patients in their 30s account for 18% of the cases and patients in their 40s account for 19%.

County residents ages 70 and older account for just 6% of the total cases as of Thursday.

As of Thursday, about 67% of all reported COVID-19 cases within the county were in recovery. About 31% 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 Thursday'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.

RaeAnn VanGundy, executive director for the Kendall County Health Department, had said there are no specific outbreak areas 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 had 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 had said. "It’s everywhere throughout the county, and you can see that by looking at our numbers.”

According to Illinois Department of Public Health data as of Thursday, there have been 2,504 people tested for COVID-19 in 60548 (including Sandwich) with 162 confirmed cases, 2,112 tested in 60545 (including Plano) with 195 confirmed cases, 3,307 tested in 60560 (including Yorkville) with 186 confirmed cases, 4,439 tested in 60538 (including Montgomery) with 388 confirmed cases and 5,743 tested in 60543 (including Oswego) with 390 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.

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