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La Grange Virus Caseload High, But Falling: County

LA GRANGE, IL — La Grange saw a high number of coronavirus cases in the last week, but the rate is falling, according to the Cook County Public Health Department.

As of Sunday, the village had 3,171 cases since the pandemic’s beginning, up 161 from the previous week. The previous two weeks, La Grange saw 221 and 254 cases, respectively.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, the number of recorded coronavirus-related deaths in La Grange increased by two in the last week, to 42. The latest deaths were Jan 19, Jan 16, Nov 30 and Nov 26 , according to the medical examiner.

Here’s a look at the number of accumulated cases in La Grange:

dates La Grange Suburban Cook
Nov 7, 2021 1,928 293,070
Nov 14, 2021 1,951 296,498
Nov 21, 2021 1,981 300,729
Nov 28, 2021 2,020 305,638
Dec 5, 2021 2,084 311,393
Dec 12, 2021 2.155 318,997
Dec 19, 2021 2,229 329,996
Dec 26, 2021 2,339 344,425
Jan 2, 2022 2,535 367,246
Jan 9, 2022 2,789 400,490
Jan 16, 2022 3,010 435,010
Jan 23, 2022 3.171 463,048

As of Sunday, La Grange had 194 coronavirus cases per thousand people since the pandemic’s beginning, the worst among its surveyed neighbors. The figure compares to 145 in Darien, 162 in Hinsdale, 169 in DuPage County, 177 in Clarendon Hills, 178 in Elmhurst, 186 in La Grange Park, 188 in suburban Cook County and 189 in Western Springs.

As of Sunday, Illinois’ coronavirus case count increased to 2,773,362, a 7.1 percent increase from the previous week, according to the state Department of Public Health. The number of confirmed deaths so far is 29,845.

Nationally, 70.2 million cases of the coronavirus have been reported, a 7.1 percent increase from the previous week, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A total of 862,494 people have died from the virus in the United States.

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