Most COVID-19 cases since May in Kankakee, now 566 active

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Kankakee County Health Department (KCHD) reported on Monday afternoon 39 new cases of COVID-19 in the county.  It’s the most reported since May 26th in Kankakee County when 55 cases were reported.

Among the 39 new cases reported included five teens.

“If you have been instructed to isolate or quarantine by the health department, please do so for the entire duration. A negative COVID-19 test does not reduce your quarantine time.” The KCHD said in a statement Monday.

The message comes after KCHD reported an additional COVID-19 death in Kankakee Monday.  The latest death becomes the 67th fatality in the pandemic.

Kankakee County is expected to surpass 2,000 cases later this week since the pandemic began.  The current count stands at 1,979 cases.  There are currently 566 COVID-19 cases active in Kankakee County.

Illinois Department of Public Health issued one warning for Kankakee County for the week of August 2nd to August 8th for cases per capita.  Kankakee reported 89 cases per 100,000 residents during that time.  A warning is issued when a county surpasses 50 cases per 100,000 residents. 

Over 2,300 residents were tested for COVID-19 during that time, with a 6.0% positivity rate for the County. Region 7, which includes Will County, currently stands at 6.8% positivity rate as of August 14th

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