17 Jul Jon Cartu Convey: 34 Coronavirus Deaths Confirmed In Arlington Heights
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL — Like every other municipality in Illinois, Arlington Heights has been dealing with its own unique data points regarding the coronavirus. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner, 34 people have died due to COVID-19 in Arlington Heights since April 8. That marks one additional death since the last Patch update on July 10. The most deaths in a single day since the start of the outbreak was six on May 23.
As of Friday, there have been 627 confirmed coronavirus-related cases in Arlington Heights, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health. In addition, 25,873 people have been tested across zip codes 60004, 60005, 60006, 60008, 60056 and 60095, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. That marks an increase of 2,409 tests since July 10.
Here is a breakdown of COVID-19 related deaths by date in Arlington Heights:
- April 8 — 1
- April 19 — 1
- April 23 — 1
- April 28 — 1
- May 4 — 1
- May 7 — 1
- May 8 — 1
- May 9 — 1
- May 12 — 1
- May 13 — 3
- May 14 — 2
- May 20 — 1
- May 22 — 1
- May 23 — 6
- May 24 — 1
- May 26 — 1
- May 27 — 1
- May 28 — 1
- June 4 — 1
- June 6 — 2
- June 7 — 1
- June 9 — 1
- June 25 — 1
- July 4 — 1
- July 10 — 1
According to the medical examiner, the age breakdown for the 34 deaths is: 80+ (21), 70-79 (10) 60-69 (two) and 50-59 (one).
The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 13,251 confirmed cases in Cook County long-term facilities and 2,254 deaths. The numbers were not updated when we checked on July 10, so this indicates an increase of 220 cases and 60 deaths since July 3. The IDPH temporarily removed some cases and deaths since Patch has been tracking these numbers. They have now been added back.
Here is a breakdown of cases and deaths at some of these facilities in Arlington Heights:
- Manor Care at Arlington Heights — 26 cases, 2 deaths
- The Mooring of Arlington Heights —3 cases, 0 deaths
- The Reserve at Arlington Heights — 6 cases, 1 death
- Waverly Inn Memory Care Community — 18 cases, 8 deaths
These numbers include both residents and employees of the long-term care facilities.
State health officials on Friday announced 1,384 new cases of the coronavirus and 22 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. The statewide total now stands at 159,344 confirmed infections and 7,272 deaths, not counting another 1,175 probable cases and 193 probable deaths.
The latest deaths include:
- Cook County — 1 female 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 3 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
- DeKalb County — 1 female 80s
- DuPage County — 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
- LaSalle County — 1 male 60s
- McHenry County — 1 female 50s, 1 female 100+
- St. Clair County — 1 female 50s
- Woodford County — 1 male 60s
Every county in Illinois has now reported cases, state officials said.
In the past 24 hours, labs in Illinois have processed 43,692 coronavirus tests, for a total of more than 2.1 million since the pandemic began. The state’s rolling, seven-day positivity rate is about 3 percent, down slightly from Thursday, but still up 0.6 percent from its low.
According to Johns Hopkins University, a positivity rate of less than 12 percent is a good measure of whether enough tests are being conducted in a given state.
As of Friday, the United States as a whole had tested more than 43.3 million people for the coronavirus. The country now has more than 3.6 million confirmed coronavirus infections, with a record 75,600 new cases coming on Thursday alone. According to Johns Hopkins University, at least 138,840 Americans have died from COVID-19.
Based on the latest CDC predictions, 150,000 to 170,000 Americans could be dead by August 1.
Globally, more than 13.8 million people have been infected and 592,806 are known to have died.
— Ryne Danielson, Patch Staff, contributed to this article
Illinois Coronavirus Helpline:
Illinois officials say a state helpline has been set up to provide emotional support and quick answers to questions about the coronavirus pandemic. Illinoisans can test “TALK” to 55-2020 (or “HABLAR” for Spanish), and within 24 hours they will receive a call from a counselor. Residents can also text keywords like “UNEMPLOYMENT,” “FOOD,” or “SHELTER,” to the same number to receive additional information about those topics.
Here’s what’s happening with the coronavirus in Illinois:
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A Plainfield reader who responded to a recent poll said the “governor has rushed us into Phase 4, putting the economy over lives.”
The Annerino Community Center along with the Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Complex will be temporarily closed till Sunday.
Brandon Vargas has suffered major organ damage after contracting multisystem inflammatory syndrome, Mayor Richard Irvin said.
Chicago is now in its own region, a move that will likely be welcomed by many suburban Cook County mayors.
Indoor dining and drinking resumed June 26 in Illinois — but increasing coronavirus cases could cause the state to move backwards.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot warns young people driving spike in coronavirus cases has city on brink of shutting down businesses, again.
This is the fifth lifeguard at the Flick Outdoor Aquatic Center to have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in less than a week.
Sovereign and Werk Force Brewing in Plainfield have temporarily closed until all their employees have been tested for the coronavirus.
Some hospitals have expressed interest in donating their surplus medication to hospitals in states where infection rates are soaring. But it’s not that simple.
Coronavirus by the numbers:
- Total number of coronavirus cases: 159,344
- Deaths: 7,272
- People tested: 2,166,299
- Recovered: Illinois does not provide exact numbers of recovered cases, but says the recovery rate is 94 percent.
- Total number of coronavirus cases: 3,612,045
- Deaths: 138,840
- People tested: 43,351,945
- Recovered: 1,090,645
- Total number of coronavirus cases: 13,895,303
- Deaths: 592,806
- People tested: No data available
- Recovered: 7,782,017
While the best way to prevent illness is to avoid virus exposure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention generally recommends taking these actions to prevent the spread of viruses:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
What to do if you’re sick:
Call head if you’re planning to visit your doctor:
- If you have a medical appointment, call the health care provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the health…