Number of new COVID cases continues to fall

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

The DuPage County Health Department reported 15 new cases, and the Cook County Health Department has indicated five previously reported cases were not COVID-19.

That brings the total number of reported cases in the village to 3,575, compared to 3,565 last week. Amita Hinsdale Hospital had one confirmed COVID-19 patients and no patients awaiting test results as of Wednesday, a spokeswoman said.

Hinsdale Central High School reported two positive cases, seven in isolation and no one in quarantine as of Feb. 18. Vaccination rates are at 82 percent for Central students and 95 percent for Hinsdale High School District 86 staff.

Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 reported seven cases Feb. 16-22, all involving students.

The rolling seven-day positivity rate for Region 8, which includes DuPage County, was 4.2 percent on Feb. 19, compared to 5.2 percent on Feb. 13

Illinois has administered more than 21 million doses of vaccines. An average of 18,543 doses are being administered daily, compared to about 22,066 last week. The percentage of individuals fully vaccinated is almost 47 percent in DuPage County and more than 78.5 percent in the 60521 ZIP code.