461 Coronavirus Cases Confirmed In Buffalo Grove

BUFFALO GROVE, IL — Like every other municipality in Illinois, the Village of Buffalo Grove has been dealing with its own unique data points regarding the coronavirus. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 461 people have contracted COVID-19 in Buffalo Grove since the outbreak began. That is an increase of 14 cases since July 10. For further comparison, there was an increase of 19 cases between July 3-10.

The Lake County Health Department reports there have been 10,647 confirmed cases in Lake County. That’s an increase of 462 cases since July 10. For further comparison, there was an increase of 373 cases between July 3-10. In addition, there have been 413 deaths. That’s an increase of five deaths since July 10. For further comparison, there was an increase of eight deaths between July 3-10.

Here is a breakdown of Lake County cases by age:

The Lake County recovery rate from the coronavirus is currently 95.1 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 7,632 people have been tested across Buffalo Grove (zip codes 60069, 60089) as of Friday. That’s an increase of 1,222 people tested since July 10. For further comparison, there was an increase of 748 tests between July 3-10.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner, 19 people have died due to COVID-19 in the Cook County portion of Buffalo Grove since April 6. The last death was on July 1.

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

  • April 6 — 1

  • April 10 — 1

  • April 14 — 1

  • April 16 — 1

  • April 19 — 2

  • May 4 — 1

  • May 5 — 1

  • May 10 — 1

  • May 17 — 1

  • May 23 — 2

  • June 5 — 1

  • June 6 —1

  • June 11 — 1

  • June 12 — 1

  • June 13 — 1

  • June 28 — 1

  • July 1 — 1

According to the medical examiner, the age breakdown for the 19 deaths are: 80+ (11), 70-79 (6) and 60-69 (2). In addition, 16 of the deceased were females and six were male.

As of Friday, there have been 131 coronavirus-related cases in the Cook County portion of Buffalo Grove, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports there have been 1,748 confirmed coronavirus cases in long-term care facilities in Lake County. There have been 294 deaths in these facilities. That marks an increase of six cases and five deaths since the numbers were last updated on July 3.

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

  • Belmont Village of Buffalo Grove — 63 cases, 19 deaths

  • Symphony Buffalo Grove — 52 cases, 6 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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U.S. Shatters Daily Virus Record; More States Issue Mask Mandates

U.S. reported 75,600 coronavirus cases Thursday; Georgia governor sues Atlanta over mask rule as 25 states implement similar requirements.

48% Will Not Eat Out, 78% Uncomfortable With Indoor Entertainment

A Plainfield reader who responded to a recent poll said the “governor has rushed us into Phase 4, putting the economy over lives.”

2 Bolingbrook Park District Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

The Annerino Community Center along with the Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Complex will be temporarily closed till Sunday.

Boy, 7, Fighting For Life Against Coronavirus-Linked Infection

Brandon Vargas has suffered major organ damage after contracting multisystem inflammatory syndrome, Mayor Richard Irvin said.

Illinois Redraws Coronavirus Regions, Going From 4 to 11 Regions

Chicago is now in its own region, a move that will likely be welcomed by many suburban Cook County mayors.

Will Bars, Restaurants Close Again? Pritzker ‘Will Not Hesitate’

Indoor dining and drinking resumed June 26 in Illinois — but increasing coronavirus cases could cause the state to move backwards.

Chicago Coronavirus Spike Puts City On Cusp Of Reopening Rollback

Mayor Lori Lightfoot warns young people driving spike in coronavirus cases has city on brink of shutting down businesses, again.

Glenview Pool Closes Again As Another Lifeguard Has Coronavirus

This is the fifth lifeguard at the Flick Outdoor Aquatic Center to have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in less than a week.

2 Restaurants Shut Down As Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

Sovereign and Werk Force Brewing in Plainfield have temporarily closed until all their employees have been tested for the coronavirus.

Sold Out: Remdesivir Used To Treat COVID-19 Not Widely Available In IL

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

Sources: Johns Hopkins University and IDPH

Tips from the CDC on dealing with coronavirus:

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 care provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

Stay home unless you must see a doctor:

  • Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care.

  • Avoid public areas: Do not go to work, school, or public areas.

  • Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing or taxis.

Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home:

  • Stay away from others: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.

  • Limit contact with pets and animals: You should restrict contact with pets and other animals while you are sick with COVID-19, just as you would around other people. Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people sick with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus.

  • When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick. If you are sick with COVID-19, avoid contact with your pet, including petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked and sharing food. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with pets and wear a face mask. See COVID-19 and Animals for more information.

Avoid sharing personal household items:

  • Do not share: You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home.

  • Wash thoroughly after use: After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.


  • CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

  • The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

  • Face mask instructions — sew- and no-sew masks

To donate personal protective equipment (PPE), email PPE.donations@illinois.gov. For health questions about COVID-19, call the state coronavirus hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinoi

This article originally appeared on the Buffalo Grove Patch

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