October 12, 2020 By iwano@_84 Off

39 New Coronavirus Cases In Lemont Over Past Week

LEMONT, IL — The number of Lemont’s coronavirus cases increased by 39 cases over the past week, according to data from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Lemont (ZIP code 60439) has 469 cases of coronavirus reported as of Oct. 12, compared to 430 cases on Oct. 5.

There is no available information regarding the number of patients who are hospitalized or who have recovered per town.

School is also back in session for Lemont’s public schools. District 113A and Lemont High School both returned Sept. 28 with a hybrid approach.

District 113A is sharing data on COVID-19 in the schools, including information on the number of staff and students quarantined. The data was last updated on Oct. 10.

There is now a total of 39 students currently quarantined, which is an increase from the 24 students reported the week before. 10 staff members are also currently quarantined, which is again an increase from two staff members who were quarantined the week previous.

There is one positive staff member currently, and no positive students. The total number of positive cases for students and staff since July 1 is eight.

Here is the growth in the coronavirus case numbers for the past several weeks in Lemont. The data comes from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the number of cases reported in ZIP code 60439.

Sept. 4

301

Sept. 11

319

Sept. 18

335

Sept. 28

393

Oct. 5

430

Oct. 12

469

Since testing began, IDPH is reporting a total of 9,603 tests have been performed for ZIP code 60439.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner, there have also been eight coronavirus related deaths in Lemont since March 16. The deaths included one woman in her 50s, one woman in her 60s, one woman in her 70s, one man in his 60s, one man in his 70s and three women above 80. The most recent death was reported on Oct. 4.

DuPage County Health Department has also reported one coronavirus related death in Lemont.

As of Monday, Illinois’ coronavirus case count was 321,892 and the coronavirus has claimed the lives of 8,997 Illinois residents.

The state has also developed resurgence criteria to identify early but significant increases of coronavirus transmission. With the new criteria, the state also developed new emergency management regions, and Lemont, as part of suburban Cook County, is now part of region 10.

According to IDPH, as of data available on Oct. 12, region 10 has a test positivity rate of 5.5 percent. Hospital availability for region 10 has 26 percent of medical-surgical beds available and 31 percent of ICU beds available.

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