Virus numbers soar — 26,000 new cases this week statewide; Kane records 276 cases, 4 deaths Friday – Kane County Connects – Community News

Virus numbers soar — 26,000 new cases this week statewide; Kane records 276 cases, 4 deaths Friday – Kane County Connects



OVERVIEW: North, mountain west hit hard; California, Colorado Go ahead with boosters for everyone; St. Louis Zoo Big cats have COVID

The contagious Delta strain is driving up COVID-19 hospitalizations in the western mountains and fueling disruptive outbreaks in the north, a worrying sign of what could be happening in the US this winter (Associated Press)

California eligibility for booster vaccinations for the coronavirus for anyone 18 years or older, making it at least the second state to extend official eligibility beyond older adults and those in high-risk circumstances. Colorado took a similar step this week, reports the New York Times.

KANE COUNTY: 276 new cases, 4 extra deaths; 7 schools on outbreak list

Kane County today registered 276 new cases and four additional deaths — one of the highest totals in many weeks.

To date, there have been 70,510 positive cases and 896 COVID-19 deaths among Kane County residents.

Kane County’s seven-day test positivity rate rose three-tenths from one percent to 2.8%.

STATE OF ILLINOIS: 22,600 new cases, 129 deaths in last week

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 22,600 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 129 additional deaths since the notification last November 5, 2021. The number of new cases of COVID-19 is up 29% from last week .

Currently, IDPH reports a total of 1,735,586 cases, including 26,077 deaths, in 102 Illinois counties. The age of the cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, November 5, 2021, labs have reported 906,911 specimens for a total of 37,016,510. Last night it was reported that 1,553 people in Illinois were hospitalized with COVID-19. Of these, 307 patients were in the ICU and 140 patients with COVID-19 were on a ventilator.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percentage of the November 5-11, 2021 total test is 2.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 5-11, 2021 is 3.0%.

Just over 67% of the total population of Illinois has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 61% of the total population of Illinois has been fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A total of 16,256,855 vaccines were administered in Illinois last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 62,689 doses. Since reporting on Friday, November 5, 2021, 439,291 doses have been reported administered in Illinois.

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