COVID-19 case numbers still high in town

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

The DuPage County Health Department reported 209 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported 40 new cases.

That brings the total number of reported cases in the village to 2,884, compared to 2,675 last week.

Amita Hinsdale Hospital had 46 confirmed COVID-19 patients and one patient awaiting test results as of Wednesday, a spokeswoman said.

Hinsdale Central High School reported 50 positive cases, 56 in isolation and 10 in quarantine as of Dec. 21. Numbers will be updated tomorrow now that winter break is over. 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 reported 170 cases over winter break, involving 123 students and 47 staff.

The rolling seven-day positivity rate for Region 8, which includes DuPage County, was 21 percent on Jan. 2, compared to 12.1 percent on Dec. 25.

Illinois has administered more than 19.4 million doses of vaccines. An average of 45,297 doses are being administered daily, compared to about 48,152 last week.

The percentage of individuals fully vaccinated is 71 percent in DuPage County and almost 77 percent in the 60521 ZIP code.