109 Cases Of Coronavirus Reported In New Lenox Area: County

Andrea Earnest

NEW LENOX, IL — The number of New Lenox's coronavirus cases increased by seven cases over the past week, according to data from the Will County Health Department. New Lenox (ZIP code 60451) has 109 cases as of June 2, compared to 102 cases on May 26, which represents a 6.8 percent increase in the past week.

New Lenox does have a nursing home facility which has reported cases, which could contribute to the total case count for the village. The Cottages of New Lenox has reported there have been two resident deaths at the facility and 11 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including nine employee cases. Cases at the facility have stagnated, as the total amount of cases did not increase with the release of the May 29 IDPH data.

Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox reported a decrease of coronavirus inpatients once again at the hospital when compared to last week, according to data provided to Patch. As of May 29, the hospital told Patch it has 26 inpatients who have tested positive for the coronavirus and 11 persons under investigation. The amount of coronavirus patients at the hospital do not count toward New Lenox's total; they are counted at the place of their residence, according to the state.

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Many businesses in New Lenox are offering outdoor seating and dining now that the state has moved into phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan.

Here is the growth in the coronavirus case numbers for the past month in New Lenox. The data comes from the Will County Health Department and the number of cases reported in ZIP code 60451.

April 28 57
May 5 72
May 12 78
May 19 88
May 26 102
June 2 109

IDPH is also reporting a total of 1,371 tests have been performed for ZIP code 60451.

In nearby towns in the Lincoln-Way area, both Mokena (ZIP code 60448) and Frankfort (ZIP code 60423) have more cases, with 125 and 131 cases, respectively, as of June 2. Manhattan (ZIP code 60442) has 39 cases, according to data from the county health department.

As of Tuesday, Illinois' coronavirus case count was 122,848 and the coronavirus has claimed the lives of 5,525 Illinois residents. Health authorities do not provide the number of deaths by municipality. In Will County, there are 5,649 cases of the coronavirus and 280 related deaths.

This article originally appeared on the New Lenox Patch