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YORKVILLE – The Kendall County Health Department reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 among county residents on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
The additional cases bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in the county to 2,540 with a total of 2,038 of those listed as being in recovery, according to a health department statement.
The total number of deaths in the county due to COVID-19 remained at 28, the health department said.
The positivity rate for Kendall County COVID-19 cases for the week of Oct. 4 to 10 increased to 6.5% from 5.8% the previous week.
The 6.5% test positivity rates is the highest in it has been in the county since it was 6.8% the week of Sept. 20 to 26, according to health department data.
As of Tuesday, about 80% of all COVID-19 cases in the county were classified as in recovery, according to the health department. About 18% are recovering at home or at a long-term care facility, less than 1% are recovering at a hospital and the deceased make up 1.1% of all cases, according to health department data.
People ages 20 through 49 make up the majority of COVID-19 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 16% and people in their 40s make up just under 18%.
Residents ages 70 and older comprise 3.7% of all cases in the county, according to county health data. People younger than 20 make up about 13% of all county cases.
Most COVID-19 cases in the county have an unreported race associated with them, just less than 47%, according to Monday’s county health data. About 27% of cases in the county are Caucasian and about 19% are Latino.
Women account for 52% of county COVID-19 cases, while men account for 48%, according to county health data. The majority of individuals who contracted COVID-19 live in either Oswego, 25%; Plano, 12%; Oswego Township, 12%; or Yorkville, 13%, the data shows.
Of the total cases in Kendall County, 84% 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 4,910 people tested for COVID-19 in 60548 (including Sandwich) with 320 confirmed cases, 4,444 tested in 60545 (including Plano) with 353 confirmed cases, 8,789 tested in 60560 (including Yorkville) with 431 confirmed cases, 9,683 tested in 60538 (including Montgomery) with 695 confirmed cases and 12,815 tested in 60543 (including Oswego) with 723 confirmed cases.
Also, according to IDPH data, 69 of Kendall County’s COVID-19 cases had been reported as of Oct. 16 at three long-term care facilities in the county: 57 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 Oct. 16 totaled nine at Symphony at The Tillers of Oswego, two at Hillside Rehab and Care and four at the Association for Individual Development.