Region 7 positivity falls to 6.9%, lowest since August 15th

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BOURBONNAIS – The South Suburban Region 7 which includes Will and Kankakee counties has fallen to the lowest seven-day positivity rate in a month.

On Tuesday, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced the Region had fallen to 6.9 percent.  The last time the Region hit a weekly positivity rating so low was one month ago on August 15th

At that time, the Region was at 6.7 percent before spiking to a record high of 8.8% towards the end of the month.

No restrictions are expected to be lifted until the Region can maintain a positivity rate of less than 6.5% for at least 14 days time.

Tuesday, IDPH reported 1,466 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 20 additional confirmed deaths. One of the 20 newly reported deaths was a man in his 70s from Kankakee.

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