Number of new COVID cases in town is a bit higher over past week

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

The DuPage County Health Department reported 45 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported three new cases.

That brings the total number of reported cases in the village to 2,220, compared to 2,172 last week.

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

Hinsdale Central High School reported seven positive cases, 15 in isolation and one student in quarantine as of Nov. 19. Vaccination rates are almost 81 percent for students at Hinsdale Central and 95 percent for D86 staff.

In Community Consolidated Elementary District 181, six positive cases were reported Nov. 17-18, involving five students and one teacher. D181 was on break Nov. 22-24.

The rolling seven-day positivity rate for Region 8, which includes DuPage County, was 4.6 percent on Nov. 19, compared to 3.6 percent the previous week.

Illinois has administered more than 16.9 million doses of vaccines. An average of 63,199 doses are being administered daily, compared to about 61,474 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.