1 New Death, 119 Coronavirus Cases In Last Week In Northbrook

Eric DeGrechie

NORTHBROOK, IL — Like every other municipality in Illinois, the Village of Northbrook has been dealing with its own unique data points regarding the coronavirus. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner, 98 people have died due to COVID-19 in Northbrook since March 29. That marks one new death since Patch's last report on Jan. 7. For further comparison, there was also one new death between Dec. 31, 2020-Jan. 7. The most deaths in a single day since the pandemic began was four on Nov. 12 and Nov. 19.

As of Thursday, there have been 2,354 coronavirus-related cases in Northbrook, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health. That marks an increase of 119 cases since Jan. 7. For further comparison, there was an increase of 79 cases between Dec. 31, 2020-Jan. 7. These numbers indicate an +34 percent change in confirmed cases over the last 14 days.

(Cook County Department of Public Health)
(Cook County Department of Public Health)

In addition, 77,220 people have been tested for the coronavirus across zip codes 60026 and 60062, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. That number marks an increase of 2,575 tests since Jan. 7. For further comparison, there was an increase in tests of 2,938 between Dec. 31, 2020-Jan. 7.

Here is a breakdown of COVID-19 related deaths in Northbrook:



  • 3/29 (1), 3/30 (1)


  • 4/3 (1), 4/23 (2), 4/24 (1), 4/26 (1), 4/28 (3), 4/29 (2), 4/30 (1)


  • 5/3 (1), 5/4 (2), 5/5 (1), 5/6 (2), 5/7 (2), 5/10 (1), 5/13 (2), 5/17 (2), 5/19 (1), 5/21 (1), 5/24 (1), 5/28 (1), 5/29 (1), 5/30 (1)


  • 6/1 (1), 6/2 (1), 6/3 (1), 6/4 (1), 6/14 (1), 6/17 (1), 6/18 (1)


  • 7/8 (1), 7/14 (1), 7/21 (1)



  • 10/10 (1)


  • 11/9 (1), 11/12 (4), 11/14 (1), 11/15 (2), 11/16 (1), 11/17 (3), 11/18 (2), 11/19 (4), 11/20 (1), 11/22 (1), 11/23 (2), 11/25 (1), 11/26 (2), 11/27 (1), 11/28 (2), 11/30 (2)


  • 12/4 (1), 12/6 (2), 12/8 (1), 12/9 (2), 12/11 (3), 12/13 (1), 12/14 (1), 12/17 (2), 12/19 (2), 12/20 (2), 12/21 (1), 12/22 (1), 12/23 (1), 12/27 (1), 12/28 (1), 12/29 (1)



  • 1/2 (1), 1/11 (1)

According to the medical examiner, the age breakdown for the 98 deaths are: 80+ (69), 70-79 (15), 60-69 (12), 40-49 (1) and 30-39 (1).

Over 70,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Given In Suburban Cook County

As of Thursday, the Cook County Department of Health is reporting 189,320 confirmed cases and 3,555 deaths since the pandemic began. That marks an increase of 7,964 cases and 116 deaths since Patch's last update on Jan. 7. For further comparison, there was an increase of 3,439 cases and 155 deaths between Dec. 31, 2020-Jan. 7. These numbers include all confirmed and probable cases under the jurisdiction of the Cook County Department of Public Health (excludes Chicago, Evanston, Oak Park, Skokie, and Stickney Township).

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 21,982 confirmed cases in Cook County long-term facilities and 3,097 deaths. That marks an increase of 555 cases and 86 deaths since Jan. 7. For comparison, there was an increase of 563 cases and 89 deaths between Dec. 31, 2020-Jan. 7. In the past, the IDPH has twice temporarily removed some cases and deaths since Patch has been tracking these numbers, before including them back in at a later date.

Here is a breakdown of reported outbreak cases and deaths at some of these facilities in Northbrook:

  • Brookdale Northbrook — 18 cases, 0 deaths (open)/5 cases, 3 deaths (closed)

  • Citadel of Northbrook — 155 cases, 15 deaths

  • Covenant Living of Northbrook — 2 cases, 0 deaths (numbers are as of June 5; not included in any reports since)

  • Elevate Care Northbrook — 93 cases, 18 deaths

  • Northbrook Inn Memory Care — 18 cases, 5 deaths

  • North Shore Place — 47 cases, 3 deaths (open)/9 cases, 0 deaths (closed)

  • Lake Cook Rehab and Healthcare — 51 cases, 12 deaths (closed)/12 cases, 0 deaths (open)

These numbers include both residents and employees of the long-term care facilities.

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State health officials on Wednesday reported 5,862 new cases of the coronavirus and 97 more deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. More than 1 million Illinoisans have now caught the virus and 17,840 have died from it.

The latest deaths in Illinois include:

  • Bond County: 1 female 90s

  • Boone County: 1 male 50s

  • Christian County: 1 female 80s

  • Clinton County: 1 female 80s

  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 3 females 60s, 5 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 4 males 80, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

  • DuPage County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s

  • Hamilton County: 1 male 70s

  • Iroquois County: 1 male 80s

  • Jefferson County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s

  • Jersey County: 1 male 70s

  • Knox County: 1 female 70s

  • Lake County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s

  • LaSalle County: 1 male 70s

  • Logan County: 1 female 60s

  • Macon County: 1 male 80s

  • Madison County: 1 male 70s

  • McHenry County: 1 male 50s

  • McLean County: 1 male 40s, 2 males 80s

  • Monroe County: 3 females 90s

  • Montgomery County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s

  • Morgan County: 1 female 60s

  • Ogle County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s

  • Peoria County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

  • Pike County: 1 female 90s

  • Randolph County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s

  • Richland County: 1 male 90s

  • Rock Island County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

  • Sangamon County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

  • St. Clair County: 1 female 60s, 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

  • Stephenson County: 1 male 70s

  • Tazewell County: 1 male 70s

  • Vermilion County: 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s

  • Will County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s

  • Williamson County: 1 female 80s

  • Winnebago County: 1 male 80s

Illinois Department of Public Health director Dr. Ngozi Ezike released a statement after recieving her first shot of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday. She encouraged people to share photos after they are vaccinated using the hastag #VaxUpIL on social media.

Read Dr. Ezike's statement below:

“I waited to let my physician colleagues and other health care personnel receive the vaccine first because they have a higher risk than me of being exposed to COVID-19,” said Dr. Ezike. “But I want to show people, and not just tell them, that I trust this vaccine and I want them to have confidence in the vaccine so they will get vaccinated when they are eligible.

“I am taking this vaccine for my husband who gave me the scare of my life when he collapsed at the dinner table in front of me and our children in May. After being rushed to the hospital and learning of his diagnosis, it became intensely personal to never forget that this virus preys on people with pre-existing medical conditions. I am getting vaccinated for my children who have struggled like many of us.

“We’ve seen people suffer with anxiety and depression. We’ve also seen grades fall as students struggle with home learning and the missing connection with friends and teachers. Being vaccinated gets us one step closer to children being educated in school without fears of contracting this virus. Vaccination gets us closer to the safe playing of sports and it gets us closer to be able to share love with warm embraces and not just air hugs.”

Vaccinations started across the state about a month ago, but federal officials say the process has been slow-going and distribution is behind schedule. As of Sunday, Illinois had administered 334,939 doses of the vaccine, according to Gov. J.B. Pritzker. That represents about 41 percent of the 819,300 total doses the state has received and about 2.6 percent of the state's total population.

State health officials also said last week that they are on the lookout for a new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus recently identified in the United Kingdom. The B.1.1.7 variant of the virus could be 70 percent more transmissible thanks to a mutation in its spike proteins that allows it to more easily stick to cells in the nose, British officials said. It's not clear how the new strain or others like it could complicate the vaccine rollout.

As of Tuesday night, 3,642 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 across Illinois, including 749 in intensive care and 386 on ventilators.

The statewide case positivity rate — a rolling, seven-day average — fell 0.2 percentage points from Tuesday to 7.3 percent. The test positivity rate fell 0.3 percentage points to 8.3 percent.

According to Johns Hopkins University, a positivity rate of less than 5 percent is a good measure of whether enough tests are being conducted, and state officials have said a rate higher than 8 percent will trigger new restrictions in a given region.

See how your region is doing here.

The United States now has more than 22.9 million confirmed coronavirus infections, and at least 383,113 Americans have died from COVID -19, according to Johns Hopkins University. Based on the latest predictions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 440,000 to 477,000 Americans could be dead from the disease by Feb. 6.

Globally, more than 92 million people have been infected and more than 1.9 million are known to have died.

Patch Editor J. Ryne Danielson contributed to this report.

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WCHD said that it will take some time for residents to find out when and how they can be vaccinated.

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Illinois Coronavirus Helpline:

Illinois officials say a state helpline has been set up to provide emotional support and quick answers to questions about the coronavirus pandemic. Illinoisans can test "TALK" to 55-2020 (or "HABLAR" for Spanish), and within 24 hours they will receive a call from a counselor. Residents can also text keywords such as "UNEMPLOYMENT," "FOOD" or "SHELTER," to the same number to receive additional information about those topics.

Coronavirus by the numbers:


  • Total number of coronavirus cases: 1,046,030

  • Confirmed Deaths: 17,840

  • People tested: 14,339,584

  • Recovered: Illinois does not provide exact numbers of recovered cases, but says the recovery rate is 97 percent.


  • Total number of coronavirus cases: 22,987,370

  • Deaths: 383,113

  • People tested: 269,334,131

  • Recovered: latest data unavailable


  • Total number of coronavirus cases: 92,096,179

  • Deaths: 1,972,758

  • People tested: No data available

  • Recovered: 50,880,579

Sources: Johns Hopkins University and IDPH

Tips from the CDC on dealing with coronavirus:

While the best way to prevent illness is to avoid virus exposure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention generally recommends taking these actions to prevent the spread of viruses:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

What to do if you're sick:

Call head if you're planning to visit your doctor:

  • If you have a medical appointment, call the health care provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the health care provider's office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

Stay home unless you must see a doctor:

  • Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care.

  • Avoid public areas: Do not go to work, school, or public areas.

  • Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing or taxis.

Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home:

  • Stay away from others: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.

  • Limit contact with pets and animals: You should restrict contact with pets and other animals while you are sick with COVID-19, just as you would around other people. Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people sick with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus.

  • When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick. If you are sick with COVID-19, avoid contact with your pet, including petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked and sharing food. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with pets and wear a face mask. See COVID-19 and Animals for more information.

Avoid sharing personal household items:

  • Do not share: You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home.

  • Wash thoroughly after use: After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.


  • CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

  • The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

  • Face mask instructions — sew- and no-sew masks

To donate personal protective equipment (PPE), email PPE.donations@illinois.gov. For health questions about COVID-19, call the state coronavirus hotline at 800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

This article originally appeared on the Northbrook Patch