Hinsdale sees rise in week's COVID cases

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

The DuPage County Health Department reported 35 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported two new cases.

That brings the total number of reported cases in the village to 2,172, compared to 2,135 last week.

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

Hinsdale Central High School reported five positive cases, 15 in isolation and one student in quarantine as of Nov. 12. Vaccination rates are almost 81 percent for students at Hinsdale Central and 95 percent for D86 staff.

In Community Consolidated Elementary District 181, seven positive cases were reported Nov. 12-16, all involving students.

The rolling seven-day positivity rate for Region 8, which includes DuPage County, was 3.3 percent on Nov. 13, compared to 2.6 percent the previous week.

Illinois has administered more than 16.5 million doses of vaccines. An average of 61,474 doses are being administered daily, compared to about 56,313 last week.

The percentage of individuals fully vaccinated is almost 67 percent in DuPage County and a little more than 68 percent in the 60521 ZIP code.