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Coronavirus

DuPage County surpasses 20,000 COVID-19 cases as county reports record 338 new infections

Region's positivity rate increases to 7.4%

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The DuPage County Health Department on Friday reported a single-day record 338 new cases of COVID-19 in the county, with three deaths: two men in their 80s and a woman in her 90s.

The county now has seen a total of 20,236 coronavirus cases including 594 deaths, according to the health department. The recovery rate among DuPage County cases as of October 6 was 96.0%.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen nine days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter mitigation measures – and five days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 7.0% to 7.4%. Currently, 30% of medical/surgical beds are available and 43% of ICU beds.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported a single-day record 4,554 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 38 additional deaths Friday.

By town, Wheaton has had 860 total cases, Glen Ellyn 676, Lombard 993, Villa Park 583, Hinsdale 380, Westmont 631, Darien 374, Downers Grove 853, Elmhurst 1,076, Warrenville 291 and Winfield 179. Addison has had 1,453 confirmed cases, Naperville 1,494, Carol Stream 1,093 and West Chicago 1,275.

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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