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ORLAND PARK, IL — September is officially behind us, but COVID-19, not so much. The pandemic has been upon us for over six months and cases continue to fluctuate in various areas around the world.
Johns Hopkins University and Medicine reports there have been a total of 34,020,904 COVID-19 cases around the world— as of Oct. 1. Over seven-million of those cases are here in the United States. When it comes to counties in the U.S., the university reported Cook County has the third largest amount of COVID-19 cases, at 145,462, as of Sept. 30.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported that there are 1,632 people across Illinois in the hospital for COVID-19 or are under investigation. About 7 percent of hospital beds are being occupied by these patients and 378 these patients are in the ICU, as of Sept. 30.
Here is a look and what COVID-19 was like during the month of September for the Village of Orland Park, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health.
Since the start of the pandemic there have been a total of 1,274 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Orland Park. In August, there was a total of 926 cases reported in Orland Park since the start of the pandemic.
In the past week, the village recorded 68 positive cases of COVID-19.
The weekly case rate is 120 cases per 100,000 people.
The percent change in confirmed cases in the past two weeks is +24.2 percent.
For additional information on the number of cases reported in Orland Park, visit the Cook County Department of Public Heath website.