WHEATON, IL — Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are once again on the rise in DuPage County, according to a recent report from the county’s health department. The county’s coronavirus transmission rate was recently elevated from “low” to “medium,” the update said.
As of May 4, DuPage County reported 259 coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents over a seven-day period.
The highest number of new coronavirus cases in DuPage County were reported among residents between the ages of 0 to 19 years old. As of early May, the number of coronavirus cases in this age group had spiked to 134 a day.
“Vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 are now widely available and play a crucial part in preventing severe illness related to COVID-19,” DuPage County Health Department Executive Director Karen Ayala said in a news release.
Ayala added, “If you test positive for COVID-19, let your healthcare provider know about your positive test and talk with them about whether COVID-19 treatments are appropriate for you.”
In DuPage County, 75 percent of children between the ages of 12 and 17 years old have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus as of May 4. Among children ages five to 11 years old, 50 percent have been fully vaccinated against the virus.
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