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Kankakee County sees a 20% boost in active cases since Friday, Hospitalizations nearly doubled

Kankakee County announced 42 new COVID-19 cases Friday afternoon

Kankakee County Health Department officials announced this afternoon 42 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.  It’s the second day in a row the County has announced more than 40 cases this week. 

Among new cases announced today included ages under 13 to 80 years old.  Over 15 of the new cases were age 60 and over with 12 new cases in their 20s.

New case numbers this week come after employees at a local agency and daycare both tested positive for COVID-19.

Hospitalizations increased on Friday, with four new admissions in the past 24 hours.  Hospitalizations overall have nearly doubled since last Friday, when just 8 patients were admitted in the area with COVID-19.

Overall active cases have also increased in the past week, rising from 245 last Friday to 308 today. On Friday, a warning was generated for Kankakee County by an IDPH early detection system. The data used to generate the warning was from the previous week.

As a reminder to area residents, the Kankakee County Health Department stopped releasing daily information on the weekend.  Data numbers from the weekend won’t be released until next Monday afternoon.

Here’s how cases break down via zip codes on Friday:

  • 109 Cases (Manteno)
  • 219 Cases (Bourbonnais)
  • 83 Cases (Bradley)
  • 679 Cases (Kankakee)
  • 39 Cases (St. Anne)
  • 41 Cases (Momence)
  • 25 Cases (Pembroke)
  • 14 Cases (Chebanse)
  • 9 Cases (Grant Park)
  • 7 Cases (Bonfield)
  • 7 Cases (Herscher)
  • 6 Cases (Cabery)

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