88 Cases Of Coronavirus Reported In Lemont Area: IDPH

Andrea Earnest

LEMONT, IL — The number of Lemont's coronavirus cases increased by six cases over the past week, according to data from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Lemont (ZIP code 60439) has 88 cases as of June 5, compared to 84 cases on May 29, which represents a 4.7 percent increase.

Lemont does have two nursing home facilities which have reported cases, which could contribute to the total case count for the village. Both Franciscan Village and Lemont Center have reported cases of the coronavirus.

Here is the growth in the coronavirus case numbers for the past several weeks in Lemont. The data comes from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the number of cases reported in ZIP code 60439.

April 21 41
April 28 48
May 8 58
May 15 69
May 22 78
May 29 84
June 5 88

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 noon Friday, the hospital told Patch it has 26 inpatients who have tested positive for the coronavirus and 11 persons under investigation.

In Lemont, many restaurants and bars are now offering outdoor seating and the Lemont Park District has started opening some amenities.

IDPH is also reporting a total of 1,174 tests have been performed for ZIP code 60439. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner, there have also been five coronavirus related deaths in Lemont since March 16. The deaths included one woman in her 50s, one woman in her 60s, one woman in her 70s, one man in his 60s, and one man in his 70s. There is no available information regarding the number of patients who have recovered per town.

As of Friday, Illinois' coronavirus case count was 125,915 and the coronavirus has claimed the lives of 5,795 Illinois residents. In suburban Cook County, there are 31,443 cases of the coronavirus and 1,405 related deaths.

This article originally appeared on the Lemont Patch