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Kendall County Health Department reports 59 more COVID-19 cases

County's test positivity rate has jumped from 9.3% in mid-October to more than 20%, data shows

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YORKVILLE – The Kendall County Health Department reported 143 new cases of COVID-19 among county residents as of Tuesday, Nov. 17.

That brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county to 4,683, with 2,490 as listed in recovery, according to the health department.

The total number of deaths in the county from COVID-19 remains at 33.

The county’s test positivity rate for COVID-19, which had hovered between about 4% and 6% from June through September and was as low as 9.3% the week of Oct. 11, stood at 19.2% for the week beginning Nov. 1, health department data shows.

In an earlier news release, the health department, in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, asked county residents who are ill with the virus to stay home.

“Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas,” the health department advised.

According to Illinois Department of Public Health data as of Nov. 17, 6,617 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the 60548 ZIP code (including Sandwich) with 537 confirmed cases, 6,195 tested in 60545 (including Plano) with 687 confirmed cases, 12,846 tested in 60560 (including Yorkville) with 1,012 confirmed cases, 13,148 tested in 60538 (including Montgomery) with 1,336 confirmed cases and 16,980 tested in 60543 (including Oswego) with 1,403 confirmed cases.

People ages 20 to 49 make up the majority of COVID-19 cases in Kendall County, according to health data. People in their 20s make up about 20% of all cases, while people in their 30s make up just less than 18%. People in their 40s make up just more than 18% of the cases as of Saturday, Nov. 14.

Residents ages 70 and older comprise about 6% of all cases in the county, according to KCHD data. People younger than 20 make up about 15% of all county cases.

Women account for 53% of county COVID-19 cases, while men account for 47%, according to Saturday’s county health data.

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