No New Coronavirus Deaths For 3rd Week In Arlington Heights

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL — Like every other municipality in Illinois, Arlington has been dealing with its own unique data points regarding the coronavirus. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner, 31 people have died due to COVID-19 in Arlington Heights since April 8. This marks the third consecutive week since Patch has tracked this data that the municipality has gone without recording a coronavirus death. For comparison, there was an increase of five deaths between June 5-12. The most deaths in a single day were six on May 23.

As of Friday, there have been 560 coronavirus-related cases in Arlington Heights, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health. That’s an increase of 30 since June 26. For further comparison, there was an increase of 33 cases between June 19-26. In addition, 21,454 people have been tested across zip codes 60004, 60005, 60006, 60008, 60056 and 60095.

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

According to the medical examiner, the age breakdown for the 31 deaths are: 80+ (19), 70-79 (10) and 60-69 (2). In addition, 17 of the deceased were females and 14 were females. The race/ethnicity of the deceased is 23 whites, three Latino, three Asian and one unknown.

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 13,031 confirmed cases in Cook County long-term facilities and 2,194 deaths. That’s an increase of 370 cases and 39 deaths since June 26. For further comparison, there was an increase of 836 cases and161 deaths between June 19-26. 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 — 5 cases, 1 death

  • Waverly Inn Memory Care Community — 16 cases, 8 deaths

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

State health officials on Thursday announced 869 new cases of the coronavirus and 36 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. The statewide totals now stand at 144,882 confirmed infections and 6,987 deaths, not counting another 1,053 probable cases and an additional 201 probable deaths.

The latest deaths include:

  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 2 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 4 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 6 females 90s, 1 male 90s

  • DeKalb County: 1 male 80s

  • DuPage County: 1 female 80s

  • Kane County: 1 female 70s

  • Lake County: 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s

  • St. Clair County: 1 female 70s

  • Winnebago County: 1 female 80s

In the past 24 hours, labs in Illinois have processed 30,262 coronavirus tests, for a total of more than 1.6 million since the pandemic began. The state’s rolling, seven-day positivity rate is about 2.6 percent, down from more than 16 percent earlier this year. 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 Thursday, The United States as a whole had tested more than 32.8 million people for the coronavirus. The country now has more than 2.6 million confirmed coronavirus infections, according to Johns Hopkins University, and at least 128,062 Americans have died from COVID-19.

According to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, “Illinois has done better than almost every other highly populated state” in controlling the coronavirus, and both new cases and fatalities are trending downward across the state, but federal officials say they are preparing for a possible second wave of infections in the fall. Nationally, new cases are at an all-time high after falling steadily for weeks, largely driven by spikes in states that have flaunted CDC guidance on mask-wearing and social distancing.

The CDC last month projected between 124,000 and 140,000 total deaths by July 4. The country has already crossed the lower end of that range, and the agency’s latest model now predicts up to 150,000 deaths by July 18.

Globally, more than 10.7 million people have been infected and 516,970 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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No New Coronavirus Deaths For 2nd Week In Arlington Heights

The Cook County Medical Examiner has been tracking COVID-19 deaths in Arlington Heights since April 8.

Aurora Parks Reopen As IL Enters Phase 4 Amid Pandemic

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Coronavirus by the numbers:

Illinois:

  • Total number of coronavirus cases: 144,013

  • Deaths: 6,951

  • People tested: 1,636,055

  • Recovered: No data available

Nationwide:

  • Total number of coronavirus cases: 2,686,587

  • Deaths: 128,062

  • People tested: 32,827,359

  • Recovered: 729,994

Global:

  • Total number of coronavirus cases: 10,719,286

  • Deaths: 516,970

  • People tested: No data available

  • Recovered: 5,504,493

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.

Masks:

  • 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@illinois.gov.

This article originally appeared on the Arlington Heights Patch

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