Increase in COVID-19 cases holding steady

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

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

That brings the total number of reported cases in the village to 2,082, compared to 2,071 last week.

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

Hinsdale Central High School, reported one positive case, 16 in isolation and no students in quarantine as of Oct 15. Vaccination rates are almost 80 percent for students at Hinsdale Central and about 95 percent for D86 staff.

In Community Consolidated Elementary District 181, four positive cases were reported Oct. 13-19, involving three teachers and one staff member.

The rolling seven-day positivity rate for Region 8, which includes DuPage County, was 2.7 percent on Saturday.

Illinois has administered 15.1 million doses of vaccines. An average of 29,374 doses are being administered daily, compared to about 27,307 last week.

The percentage of individuals fully vaccinated is slightly almost 66 percent in DuPage County and more than 67 percent in the 60521 ZIP code.