COVID-19 case numbers improving in Hinsdale

Ten Hinsdale residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week. The DuPage County Health Department reported a drop of seven cases, and the Cook County Health Department reported 10 new cases.

That brings the total number of reported cases in the village to 3,593, compared to 3,590 last week.

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

Hinsdale Central High School reported one positive case on March 4 involving a staff member. The district is no longer tracking students in quarantine or isolation given the updated guidance. Central’s vaccination rates are at 82 percent for students and 94 percent for staff.

Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 reported five cases March 2-8, involving three students and two teachers.

The rolling seven-day positivity rate for Region 8, which includes DuPage County, was 2 percent on March 6, compared to 2.8 percent on Feb. 27.

Illinois has administered almost 21.2 million doses of vaccines. An average of 10,323 doses are being administered daily, compared to about 12,967 last week. The percentage of individuals fully vaccinated is almost 74.5 percent in DuPage County and more than 78.7 percent in the 60521 ZIP code.