Number of residents with positive COVID results drops last week

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

The DuPage County Health Department reported 16 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported two new cases.

That brings the total number of reported cases in the village to 2,061, compared to 2,043 last week.

Amita Hinsdale Hospital had four confirmed COVID-19 patients and no patients awaiting test results as of Wednesday, a spokeswoman said.

Hinsdale Central High School, reported no positive cases, 11 in isolation and two in quarantine as of Oct 1. This report is new; previous reports have been for the entire district. Vaccination rates are holding at 64.5 percent for students at Hinsdale Central and 94 percent for D86 staff.

In Community Consolidated Elementary District 181, five positive cases were reported Sept. 29-30, all involving students. No new cases have been reported since.

The rolling seven-day positivity rate for Region 8, which includes DuPage County, was 2.5 percent on Saturday, compared to 3.2 percent a week prior.

Illinois has administered more than 14.7 million doses of vaccines. An average of 30,985 doses are being administered daily, compared to about 22,217 last week.

Almost 65 percent of DuPage County residents are fully vaccinated.