Number of new COVID cases in town drops

One hundred and forty-eight Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week.

The DuPage County Health Department reported 127 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported 21 new cases.

That brings the total number of reported cases in the village to 3,032, compared to 2,884 last week.

Amita Hinsdale Hospital had 43 confirmed COVID-19 patients and one patient awaiting test results as of Wednesday, a spokeswoman said.

Hinsdale Central High School reported 88 positive cases, 37 in isolation and 13 in quarantine as of Jan. 7. 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 84 cases Jan. 6-11, involving 75 students and 9 staff.

The rolling seven-day positivity rate for Region 8, which includes DuPage County, was 20.8 percent on Jan. 9, compared to 21 percent on Jan. 2.

Illinois has administered almost than 19.8 million doses of vaccines. An average of 51,745 doses are being administered daily, compared to about 45,297 last week.

The percentage of individuals fully vaccinated is 71.5 percent in DuPage County and slightly more than 77 percent in the 60521 ZIP code.