Elmhurst Virus Cases Up Over 60 percent Since Late July

ELMHURST, IL — Elmhurst saw 46 new coronavirus cases in the last week, up 6 percent from a week before, according to the DuPage County Health Department. The total as of Sunday was 799. That’s up by 61 percent since late July.

As of Sunday, Elmhurst had seen 46 coronavirus-related deaths so far, according to the health department. That number has not gone up in weeks.

Nursing homes are often hotbeds for the coronavirus, but those numbers have barely budged in recent week. In Elmhurst, The Grove of Elmhurst reported 98 cases as of Friday, according to the state Department of Public Health. It was followed by 44 at Artis Senior Living and 20 at Lexington of Elmhurst. The total coronavirus deaths are 20 at Artis, 5 at The Grove and 13 at Lexington. Artis’ outbreak was early in the crisis and the home has seen hardly any effects in months, according to Artis.

The case numbers at nursing homes include employees, who may live elsewhere and thus excluded from Elmhurst’s overall number.

Date

Elmhurst

DuPage

April 1

19

379

April 12

54

1,165

April 19

84

1,693

April 26

118

2,447

May 3

142

3,663

May 10

162

4,615

May 17

193

5,892

May 24

217

7,063

May 31

229

7,717

June 7

242

8,120

June 14

260

8,434

June 21

271

8,694

June 28

295

8,944

July 5

348

9,315

July 12

402

9,721

July 19

451

10,185

July 26

496

10,880

Aug. 2

525

11,458

Aug. 9

566

12,229

Aug. 16

582

12,880

Aug. 23

621

13,765

Aug. 30

657

14,459

Sept. 6

717

15,296

Sept. 13

753

15,997

Sept. 20

799

16,550

In DuPage County, Addison has the highest number of cases with 1,204, which works out to 33 per thousand. It is followed by West Chicago, with 1,123 cases, or 41.9 per thousand. Despite the high caseloads, both towns have seen relatively few deaths — 10 in Addison and 13 in West Chicago.

As of Sunday, Elmhurst had 17.1 coronavirus cases per thousand people. The figure compares to 13.8 in Darien, 14 in La Grange Park, 16.3 in Western Springs, 17.9 in Clarendon Hills and DuPage County, 21.1 in Hinsdale, 23 in suburban Cook County, 23.7 in Burr Ridge and 23.8 in La Grange (including unincorporated La Grange Highlands).

As of Sunday, Illinois’ coronavirus case count increased to 274,258, up 5 percent from a week earlier. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of 8,450 state residents.

Nationally, 6.7 million people have caught the virus, up 3 percent from the week before. A total of 198,754 people have died from the virus in the United States.

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Meanwhile, Elmhurst Hospital’s coronavirus caseload was four as of Monday, the same as a week ago. In the early weeks of the pandemic, the number hovered around 60.

The number of deaths from the coronavirus at the hospital remains at 88.

Since March 24, 546 patients have been discharged from Elmhurst Hospital following treatment for confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the hospital. Elmhurst Hospital’s patient base covers an area far greater than Elmhurst itself.

Date

COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 Deaths So Far

April 13

62

21

April 20

60

28

April 27

57

35

May 4

58

37

May 11

63

41

May 18

58

47

May 26

48

48

June 1

43

51

June 8

33

53

June 15

17

59

June 22

11

63

June 29

16

65

July 6

15

69

July 13

18

70

July 20

21

75

July 27

12

77

Aug. 3

13

81

Aug. 10

7

82

Aug. 17

7

82

This article originally appeared on the Elmhurst Patch

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