Kankakee County eclipses 400 COVID-19 active cases once again, 17 cases Monday


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Kankakee County Health Department officials announced last Friday afternoon the County had eclipsed 400 active cases for the first time since June.

There have now been 1,582 cases in Kankakee since March.

Monday afternoon, 17 new cases were reported by KCHD, bringing active cases to 415 in Kankakee.   New active cases ranged from less than 13 years old, to cases in their 60s.

The last time the County reported over 400 active cases was on June 11th, when Kankakee had 434 active COVID-19 cases in the County.  The low in active cases between those two dates was on June 23rd when 231 active cases were reported confirmed in the area.

No new deaths were announced on Monday and remain at 63 countywide.  The last time a death from COVID-19 was reported in Kankakee was nearly a month ago on June 23rd

Hospitalizations decreased since Friday, down from 12 to 10 on Monday afternoon.

Last Friday, Kankakee County fell back into warning territory with data collected for County-Level COVID-19 risk metrics from July 5th to July 11th. During that time, Kankakee reported 113 cases per 100,000 residents.  A County falls into warning territory when 50 or more per 100,000 residents are reported with the Virus. 

New risk level warning data is expected to be released by IDPH this Friday.


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