New COVID case count continues to increase

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

The DuPage County Health Department reported 216 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported six new cases.

That brings the total number of reported cases in the village to 3,377, compared to 3,155 last week.

Amita Hinsdale Hospital had 16 confirmed COVID-19 patients and no patients awaiting test results as of Wednesday, a spokeswoman said.

Hinsdale Central High School reported 31 positive cases, 10 in isolation and 4 in quarantine as of Jan. 21. Vaccination rates are at 81.5 percent for Central students and 95 percent for Hinsdale High School District 86 staff.

Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 reported 56 cases Jan. 19-24, involving 50 students, 5 teachers and 1 staff.

The rolling seven-day positivity rate for Region 8, which includes DuPage County, was 20.5 percent on Jan. 16, compared to 16.8 percent on Jan. 16.

Illinois has administered more than 20.3 million doses of vaccines. An average of 39,760 doses are being administered daily, compared to about 46,866 last week. The percentage of individuals fully vaccinated is 72 percent in DuPage County and slightly more than 77 percent in the 60521 ZIP code.