As of Friday, April 10 at 5 p.m., the number of confirmed local cases of COVID-19 continues to rise steadily, according to data compiled by the Cook County Department of Public Health, but no further fatalities have been reported in Brookfield, Riverside or North Riverside.
Cook County is reporting 30 confirmed cases in Brookfield, while Riverside has 14 confirmed cases and North Riverside 11.
Countywide through April 10, there have been 4,725 confirmed cases, including 164 deaths from COVID-19. Of the total number of confirmed cases, about 26 percent have resulted in hospitalization, according to Cook County, with nearly 6 percent of those cases requiring intensive care.
Similar to the advance of the disease seen a week ago, the number of cases locally roughly doubled. Exactly a week ago, Brookfield had just 13 confirmed cases, while Riverside had eight and North Riverside six.
Numbers of confirmed cases in the communities immediately surrounding the three villages have also increased at similar or faster rates. Berwyn and Cicero, which were reporting cases in the mid 50s last Friday, had 118 and 161 confirmed cases, respectively, on April 10.
Other nearby communities reporting positive cases included Lyons (12), LaGrange (26), LaGrange Park (13) and Countryside (7).
Berwyn’s infection rate of 208.27 per 100,000 people was also higher than all but two nearby communities. Riverside and Brookfield had an infection rate of roughly 158 per 100,000, while North Riverside’s was 164.87.
The highest rates of infection were reported in Forest Park, where there are 40 confirmed cases, and Broadview, where there are 24. Forest Park’s infection rate is 282.35 per 100,000 people, while Broadview’s is 302.57.
The only confirmed local fatality from COVID-19 was reported April 1, a 73-year-old North Riverside man who lived in a multifamily building in the 2900 block of Lincoln Avenue.