Brookfield, Riverside and North Riverside reported no new cases of COVID-19 in the period from June 30 through July 6, marking the first time since March 17, 2020 that none of the three villages reported at least one new case in a one-week period.
In fact, in the past two weeks the Cook County Department of Public Health has subtracted two cases previously reported as Brookfield residents, bringing the total number of those contracting COVID-19 in Brookfield to 1,929 people.
As of July 6, the number of people reported as having contracted COVID-19 in Riverside remained at 987 and in North Riverside the number remained 617.
Meanwhile, the seven-day rolling positivity rate for COVID-19 has remained virtually unchanged for the past two weeks. As of July 4, the most recent date available, the seven-day rolling positivity rate in Region 10, which includes all of suburban Cook County was 0.8 percent, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
The IDPH is also reporting as of July 7 that 54.5 percent of all Illinoisans 12 and older have been fully vaccinated, with 69.9 percent having had at least one dose administered. For the 65+ age group, 74.3 percent have been fully vaccinated, with 90.2 percent having had at least one dose.
Closer to home, the vaccination rates of local municipalities still vary widely, with Riverside listed among those suburbs having the highest vaccination rates in Cook County.
As of July 6, 75.9 percent of Riverside residents had been fully vaccinated, with more than 90 percent having received at least one dose of the vaccine. In Brookfield, 54 percent had been fully vaccinated, with 64.9 percent having had at least one dose.
North Riverside continues to report vaccinations rates at a much lower level, with 35.2 percent fully vaccinated and 42.5 percent having had at least one dose. That puts North Riverside roughly on par with Hodgkins (37.9 percent fully vaccinated), Bridgeview (36.8 percent), Justice (31.9 percent), Maywood (33.9 percent fully vaccinated), Stone Park (35.5 percent) and Schiller Park (37.9 percent) as Chicago suburbs lagging far behind state averages for vaccinations.
Statewide the number of daily reported administered vaccine doses continues to slide, even as state health officials warn of the very contagious COVID-19 Delta variant, which originated in India and has been reported in Illinois.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker said in a late June news briefing that he expected the Delta variant “to dominate our cases statewide by the fall.”