Number of new COVID cases in town ticks up

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

The DuPage County Health Department reported 17 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported no new cases.

That brings the total number of reported cases in the village to 2,110, compared to 2,093 last week.

Amita Hinsdale Hospital had six confirmed COVID-19 patients and one patient awaiting test results as of Wednesday, a spokeswoman said.

Hinsdale Central High School reported no positive cases, 25 in isolation and no students in quarantine as of Oct 29. Vaccination rates are almost 80 percent for students at Hinsdale Central and 95 percent for D86 staff.

In Community Consoli-dated Elementary District 181, 12 positive cases were reported Oct. 26 to Nov. 3, involving eight students, three teachers and one staff member.

The rolling seven-day positivity rate for Region 8, which includes DuPage County, was 2.4 percent on Oct. 28, compared to 2.6 percent the previous week.

Illinois has administered more than 15.8 million doses of vaccines. An average of 58,221 doses are being administered daily, compared to about 36,052 last week.

The percentage of individuals fully vaccinated is slightly more than 66.5 percent in DuPage County and more than 68.5 percent in the 60521 ZIP code.