COVID-19 cases on the rise in town last week

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

The DuPage County Health Department reported 44 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported seven new cases.

That brings the total number of reported cases in the village to 2,297, compared to 2,246 last week.

Amita Hinsdale Hospital had 18 confirmed COVID-19 patients and two patients awaiting test results as of Wednesday, a spokeswoman said.

Hinsdale Central High School reported six positive cases, nine in isolation and two in quarantine as of Dec. 3. Vaccination rates are 81 percent for Central students and 95 percent for D86 staff.

In Community Consolidated Elementary District 181, 32 positive cases were reported Dec. 1-7, involving 30 students and two teachers.

The rolling seven-day positivity rate for Region 8, which includes DuPage County, was 6.5 percent on Dec. 4, compared to 5.8 percent the previous week.

Illinois has administered almost 17.8 million doses of vaccines. An average of 69,951 doses are being administered daily, compared to about 46,599 last week.

The percentage of individuals fully vaccinated is almost 68.5 percent in DuPage County and about 69.6 percent in the 60521 ZIP code.