New COVID-19 Cases Triple From Prior Week Increase In Deerfield

DEERFIELD, IL — Like every other municipality in Illinois, the Village of Deerfield has been dealing with its own unique data points regarding the coronavirus. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 456 people have contracted COVID-19 in Deerfield since the outbreak began. That’s an increase of 71 cases since Oct. 9. For further comparison, there was an increase of 25 cases between Oct. 2-9.

The Lake County Health Department reports there have been 18,909 confirmed cases in Lake County. That’s an increase of 963 cases since Oct. 9. For further comparison, there was an increase of 638 cases between Oct. 2-9. In addition, there have been 494 deaths, marking an increase of 14 since Oct. 2. For further comparison, there was an increase of four deaths between Oct. 2-9.

Here is a breakdown of Lake County cases by age. As of Friday afternoon, there has been no update to these numbers since prior to Sept. 25:

  • Less than 20 (2,550 cases for an increase of 143 since Sept. 11, compared to 229 between Sept. 4-11)

  • 20-29 (3,224 cases for an increase of 112, compared to 200)

  • 30-39 (2,252 cases for an increase of 52, compared to 94)

  • 40-49 (2,448 for an increase of 51, compared to 117)

  • 50-59 (2,266 for an increase of 60, compared to 95)

  • 60-69 (1,390 for an increase of 17, compared to 59)

  • 70-79 (723 for an increase of seven, compared to 19)

  • 80-89 (515 for an increase of six, compared to nine)

  • 90 and older (305 for an increase of two, compared to five)

The Lake County recovery rate from the coronavirus is currently 96.7 percent. Recovered cases are defined as persons with initial positive specimen collection date greater than 42 days who have not expired. The Recovery rate is calculated as the recovered cases divided by the sum of recovered cases and total deceased cases.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports 11,325 people have been tested across Deerfield (zip code 60015) as of Friday. That number represents an increase of 893 tests since Oct. 9. For further comparison, there was an increase of 688 tests between Oct. 2-9.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner, 11 people have died due to COVID-19 in the Cook County portion of Deerfield since April 6. That marks an increase of one death since our last report. The death on Oct. 4 was the first since July 22.

Here is a breakdown of COVID-19 related deaths by date in Deerfield:

  • April 6 — 1

  • April 13 — 1

  • April 18 — 1

  • April 29 — 1

  • May 12 — 1

  • May 19 — 2

  • May 28 — 1

  • June 9 — 1

  • July 22 — 1

  • Oct. 4 — 1

According to the medical examiner, the age breakdown for the 11 deaths are: 80+ (4), 70-79 (4), 60-69 (2) and 40-49 (1). In addition, eight of the deceased were females and 2 was male.

As of Friday, there have been 23 coronavirus-related cases in the Cook County portion of Deerfield, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health. That marks an increase of one case since Oct. 9.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports there have been 2,191 confirmed coronavirus cases and 339 deaths in long-term care facilities in Lake County. These numbers had not been updated since at least Oct. 2, so they mark an increase of 19 cases and three deaths in two weeks.

Here is a breakdown of cases and deaths at some of these facilities in Deerfield:

These numbers include both residents and employees of the long-term care facilities.

This article originally appeared on the Deerfield Patch

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