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Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

July 29, 2020

The Kendall County Health Department (KCHD) is reporting 1295 cases of coronavirus (COVID19), 872 in-recovery and deaths remain at 23.

Kendall County Health Department COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Kendall County Health Department COVID-19 Information Page

Kendall – Part of North Central Region

Under a plan recently rolled out by the State of Illinois, Kendall County is now part of the North-Central Region in Illinois. North-Central Region includes the following counties; Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, and Woodford. Under the plan, the region is positioned to respond with appropriate interventions as current state metrics indicate an increase of COVID-19 positive cases.

Any region that sustains an 8% positivity rate for three consecutive days or sees an increase in positivity rates and simultaneous decrease in hospital capacity will need to implement additional community mitigation interventions, according to the state’s plan. Interventions in the region will be chosen from a tiered ‘menu’ of options based on the severity and potential cause of the resurgence.

While the state metrics show the North Central Region metrics currently meet state targets, there is concern about the recent spike in cases.

As of July 24, the North Central Region testing positivity rate is 4.1%, and this has increased every day for the last 4 days, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health website. All Kendall County residents must do their part to prevent new infections in order to keep our positivity rate from continuing to climb.

Data-informed mitigation measures in the region could include restricting the size of social gatherings, reducing capacity at businesses, or scaling back operations in industries that pose a higher risk of transmission, such as indoor dining, bars, salons or personal care services.

Our success in slowing the spread of COVID-19 relies heavily on our residents wearing masks, washing hands, and watching our distance from others. For more information on County Level Risk Metrics, please click here. Together, we CAN slow the spread of this virus.

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