Rise in COVID-19 patients similar to count last week

Thirty-four Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week.

The DuPage County Health Department reported 31 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported three new cases.

That brings the total number of reported cases in the village to 1,722, up from 1,688 last week.

Amita Hinsdale Hospital had seven confirmed COVID-19 patients and two patients awaiting test results on Wednesday, a spokeswoman said.

Community Consolidated District 181 reported 13 new cases from April 21-27, all of which involved students.

Hinsdale High School District 86 reported 19 current positive cases April 23, with 42 people in isolation and 206 in quarantine.

The rolling seven-day positivity rate for Region 8, which includes DuPage County, was 5.6 percent on Saturday, compared to 6.2 percent a week prior.

Illinois has administered about 8.9 million doses of vaccines. An average of almost 106,000 vaccines are being administered daily, compared to about 123,000 last week. Almost 34 percent of DuPage County residents are fully vaccinated.