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28 more COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday in Kendall County

Total case number at 2,106 as of Tuesday, according to health department

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YORKVILLE – The Kendall County Health Department reported 28 new COVID-19 cases from Monday, Sept. 28 to Tuesday, Sept. 29, according to local health officials.

The health department reported a total of 2,106 cases of COVID-19 within the county as of Tuesday, with 1,565 of those cases listed as in recovery, or asymptomatic for at least 72 hours.

Deaths from COVID-19 remained at 26, the health department data shows.

Of the 26 deaths, the most recent one was reported by the health department on Sept. 3. The health department identified the victim as a man in his 50s, but did not mention whether he had additional health complexities.

The death from COVID-19 was the first in about a month reported from the county. Kendall County Coroner Jacquie Purcell confirmed Sept. 3 there have been no new deaths related to COVID-19 within the county's borders, meaning the most recent death occurred outside of the county.

The update comes after Kendall County health officials reported 36 new cases last Wednesday to Thursday, which is the most the agency has reported in a single day.

The positivity rate for Kendall County COVID-19 cases declined to 5.6% from Sept. 13 through Sept. 19, according to county health department data released Monday.

The update comes after the weekly county test positivity rate went up to 6.5% from Sept. 6 through Sept. 12, according to county health data. It previously held at 6% from Aug. 30 through Sept. 5 and from Aug. 23 through Aug. 29.

County health data previously showed the test positivity rate for COVID-19 fell from 6.8% between July 19 and July 25, to 5.7% from July 26 through Aug. 1, to 5.1% from Aug. 2 to Aug. 8. The test positivity rate for COVID-19 in the county was at 6.4% from Aug. 9 through Aug. 15, and at 6.7% from Aug. 16 through Aug. 22, per health officials.

However, the positivity rate went from 5% June 21 through June 27; to 4.3% June 28 through July 4; to 4.4% July 5 through July 11; and ended at 5% from July 12 through July 18, according to additional data released by the health department on Sept. 17.

As of Tuesday, about three-quarters of all COVID-19 cases from the county were classified as in recovery, according to the health department. Less than a quarter are recovering at home or at a long term care facility, less than 1% are recovering at a hospital and the deceased make up 1.2% of all cases, according to county health data.

People from ages 20 through 49 make up the most cases in Kendall County, according to health data. People in their 20s make up about 21% of all cases, while people in their 30s make up about 17% and people in their 40s make up about 18%.

Residents ages 70 and older make up 6.3% of all COVID-19 cases in the county, according to county health data. People younger than 20 years old make up more than 13% of all county cases.

Most COVID-19 cases in the county have an unreported race associated with them, or about 38%, according to county health data. About 30% of cases in the county are Caucasian and a quarter are Latino.

Women account for 53% of county COVID-19 cases, while men account for 47%, according to Tuesday's county health data. More than half of the individuals who contracted COVID-19, 51%, live in either Oswego, 25%; Plano, 13%; or Oswego Township, 13%, the data shows.

A total of 84% 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 4,046 people tested for COVID-19 in 60548 (including Sandwich) with 246 confirmed cases, 3,758 tested in 60545 (including Plano) with 307 confirmed cases, 6,983 tested in 60560 (including Yorkville) with 325 confirmed cases, 8,165 tested in 60538 (including Montgomery) with 601 confirmed cases and 10,704 tested in 60543 (including Oswego) with 596 confirmed cases.

Also, according to IDPH data, 66 of Kendall County's COVID-19 cases had been reported as of Sept. 25 at three long-term care facilities in the county: 54 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 Sept. 25 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 123 COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths had occurred at Symphony at Orchard Valley as of Sept. 25.

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