SKOKIE, IL — As the state enters the next phase of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's "Restore Illinois" coronavirus reopening plan, the rate of new infections among Skokie residents remains low, while the number of residents with active infections has fallen by nearly 40 percent in recent weeks.
There were 69 Skokie residents classified as currently ill as of Friday, down from more than 110 at the start of the month. Aof those ill are under age 40, according to the Skokie Health Department.
As of Tuesday, there were two hospitalized Skokie residents with confirmed COVID-19 infections. They included one person in their 30s and another under age 20.
So far in June, nine Skokie residents have died, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
More than 57 percent of the 38 COVID-related deaths among village residents were of people aged 80 or older and more than 57 percent were men, according to the medical examiner's office.
Four villagers under age 60 are also among the dead.
The number of tests conducted in Skokie has stayed steady in June, remaining between 700 and 900 tests a day for the past month.
The rate of positive results has also declined during the same period, down from 14 percent in mid-May to under 5 percent in each the three most recent weeks where data is available.