One More Death In Kendall Co.; Positivity Rate Still Rising

KENDALL COUNTY, IL — Coronavirus cases in Kendall County continue to rise as the state moves in the wrong direction, with stricter mitigations imposed in several regions. As of Tuesday, the county has 2,540 cases with 2,038 in recovery and 28 deaths, according to the Kendall County Health Department.

The most recent death reported on Oct. 17 comes after the one reported on Oct. 12 of a man in his 60s, the health department said. Officials also said it is not aware of the victim having any underlying health complexities. This was the first death reported since Sept. 3.

The county was also showing promising coronavirus positivity rate, but as of Friday, it is back at 6.5 percent, the highest it has been since Aug. 28. In terms of the total number of weekly cases per 100,000 people, it is now reporting 107 cases, the highest-ever since June 14, according to Illinois Department of Public Health data. The target for this metric is 50 or lower.

Region 2 — Kendall County’s reopening region — is also seeing 7 consecutive days of positivity increase and could have restrictions imposed Gov. J.B. Pritzker like Region 7 and 8 had on Tuesday. This would mean complete suspension of indoor dining and drinking.

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