COVID cases in town climb over past week

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

The DuPage County Health Department reported 24 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported one new case.

That brings the total number of reported cases in the village to 2,135, compared to 2,110 last week.

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

Hinsdale Central High School reported no positive cases, 19 in isolation and no students in quarantine as of Nov. 5. Vaccination rates are almost 80 percent for students at Hinsdale Central and 95 percent for D86 staff.

In Community Consolidated Elementary District 181, 10 positive cases were reported Nov. 4-10, involving nine students and one staff member.

The rolling seven-day positivity rate for Region 8, which includes DuPage County, was 2.6 percent on Nov. 4, compared to 2.4 percent the previous week.

Illinois has administered more than 16.1 million doses of vaccines. An average of 56,313 doses are being administered daily, compared to about 58,221 last week.

The percentage of individuals fully vaccinated is almost 66.3 percent in DuPage County and about 68 percent in the 60521 ZIP code.