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Coronavirus

DuPage County reports 69 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, no deaths

West Suburban region's positivity rate remains at 5.5%

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The DuPage County Health Department on Wednesday reported 69 new cases of COVID-19 in the county, and no deaths.

The county now has seen a total of 16,934 coronavirus cases including 550 deaths, according to the health department. The recovery rate among DuPage County cases as of September 15 was 95.5%.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen one day of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 5.5%. Currently, 33% of medical/surgical beds are available and 43% of ICU beds.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,848 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 22 additional deaths Wednesday.

By town, Wheaton has had 727 total cases, Glen Ellyn 534, Lombard 820, Villa Park 478, Hinsdale 340, Westmont 555, Darien 304, Downers Grove 666 Elmhurst 819, Warrenville 245 and Winfield 153. Addison has had 1,217 confirmed cases, Naperville 1,251, Carol Stream 897 and West Chicago 1,134.

The health department provides further information on its data dashboard for COVID-19-related hospitalizations, deaths, lab positivity and outbreak-associated counts by municipality. This additional information replaces the information that was previously provided daily in this format.

Information is also available for COVID-19 cases and deaths among DuPage County residents by race, ethnicity, severity, long-term care facility outcomes, underlying medical conditions and doubling time. Visit the DuPage County COVID-19 Dashboard at www.dupagehealth.org/covid19data.

Individual long-term care facility outbreak updates are provided on the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

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