As of September 30, there have been 15 total cases reported in Kane County, most of which came from residents living at Covenant Living

KANE COUNTY, IL — Another case of Legionnaires disease has been reported at Covenant Living at the Holmstad. As of Sept. 30, there have been 15 total confirmed cases of Legionella reported in Kane County.

Thirteen of those cases were reported at Covenant Living at the Holmstad. The two additional cases – one Geneva resident and one Batavia resident who both live within a half-mile from the facility — also have been diagnosed with Legionella, according to a news release.

Meanwhile, officials announced the public water supplies of both the cities of Batavia and Geneva have not been “compromised by this Legionella outbreak.” Each city maintains levels of chlorine that meet or exceed required regulations set by the state of Illinois to ensure the water is free from Legionella bacteria, according to a news release.

 

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