Village sees spike in new COVID-19 cases

Two hundred and sixteen Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week.

The DuPage County Health Department reported 208 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported eight new cases.

That brings the total number of reported cases in the village to 2,675, compared to 2,459 last week.

Amita Hinsdale Hospital had 33 confirmed COVID-19 patients and no patients awaiting test results as of Tuesday, a spokeswoman said.

Hinsdale Central High School reported 50 positive cases, 56 in isolation and 10 in quarantine as of Dec. 21, the last day before winter break. Vaccination rates are holding at 81 percent for Central students and 95 percent for Hinsdale High School District 86 staff.

Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 has not posted an update since Dec. 17, the last day before students went on winter break.

The rolling seven-day positivity rate for Region 8, which includes DuPage County, was 12.1 percent on Dec. 25, compared to 7.7 percent the previous week.

Illinois has administered more than 19 million doses of vaccines. An average of 48,152 doses are being administered daily, compared to about 65,165 last week.

The percentage of individuals fully vaccinated is 70.5 percent in DuPage County and about 74 percent in the 60521 ZIP code.