Oswego Coronavirus Numbers Highest In 2 Months


OSWEGO, IL — Coronavirus numbers in Oswego are moving in the wrong direction, according to data provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health. As of Sunday, the 7-day rolling average positivity is at 12.64 percent, which is the highest it has been in two months.

Positivity rate in the village in the past two days were 12.63 percent and 11.17 percent.

The number of new cases per 100,000 people is also high at 250, increasing continuously over the past few days. The target for this metric is 50 cases or fewer. IDPH reports a total of 885 cases in Oswego as of Sunday.

This comes after Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced new restrictions on Region 2 (Kendall County’s reopening region) when positivity rates in this region eclipsed 8 percent for three straight days.

The state’s regional coronavirus-mitigation strategies — which will go into effect Wednesday — include a ban on indoor service at restaurants and bars, as well as a cap on the size of public gatherings.

According to the IDPH website, more people in Oswego between the ages of 20-29 have tested positive for the coronavirus, followed by those in the 40-49 age range. Among all those who tested positive, 51.8 percent are women.

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