Rise in COVID-19 case numbers remains small

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 reported two new cases.

That brings the total number of reported cases in the village to 3,590, compared to 3,575 last week.

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

Hinsdale Central High School reported no positive cases as of Feb. 25. The district is no longer tracking students in quarantine or isolation given the updated guidance. Vaccination rates are at 82 percent for Central students and 100 percent for Hinsdale High School District 86 staff.

Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 reported 13 cases Feb. 23-March 1, involving 12 students and one teacher.

The rolling seven-day positivity rate for Region 8, which includes DuPage County, was 2.8 percent on Feb. 27, compared to 4.2 percent on Feb. 19.

Illinois has administered more than 21.1 million doses of vaccines. An average of 12,967 doses are being administered daily, compared to about 18,543 last week. The percentage of individuals fully vaccinated is more than 74 percent in DuPage County and more than 78.6 percent in the 60521 ZIP code.