Brookfield, Riverside and North Riverside combined reported just one new case of COVID-19 for the week-long period ending on the morning of June 22, the fewest weekly number of total cases the three villages have reported since March 24, 2020.
The low number of total weekly cases comes as the 7-day rolling positivity rate has crashed to 0.6 percent statewide and to 0.8 percent in suburban Cook County, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Closer to home, the 7-day positivity rate in Brookfield, according to the Northwestern University School of Medicine online COVID-19 database, was at 1.06 percent as of June 21. The positivity rate in the 60546 ZIP code, which includes both Riverside and North Riverside, was 1.95 percent.
The low positivity rates also come at a time when vaccinations continue to rise. The statewide vaccination rate for those 65 and older, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health, stood at 83.12 percent as of June 20. The vaccination rate for those 16 and older stood at 63.6 percent.
Meanwhile, the Cook County Department of Public Health reported that as of June 21, 89.9 percent of Riverside residents had received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 73.7 percent had been fully vaccinated.
In Brookfield, 63.4 percent of residents had received one dose of the vaccine, while 52 percent had been completely vaccinated.
North Riverside residents, however, are more likely to have resisted getting vaccinated, according to the county’s health department. Just 41.5 percent of North Riversiders have gotten one dose of the vaccine, and only 33.8 percent had been fully vaccinated as of June 21.
Because both Riverside and North Riverside share a ZIP code, it is possible that some North Riversiders are being counted as Riverside residents, but it is not known whether that’s the case or to what extent.
Cook County during the pandemic, however, has counted some North Riverside COVID cases as Riverside cases. The Landmark has found at least one of the four North Riverside residents who died from COVID-19 recorded as a Riverside resident in the Cook County Medical Examiner’s database.
In all, 13 Brookfield residents and three Riverside residents have also died from COVID-19 since the county began recording pandemic data in March 2020.
In terms of the total number cases reported in each village since the pandemic began, Brookfield has recorded 1,931 cases, Riverside 985 cases and North Riverside 616 cases.
The only case recorded in the three villages during the week-long period ending on the morning of June 22 was in Brookfield.