COVID-19 Tests In Winnetka, Glencoe Area: Where To Find Locations

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WINNETKA, IL — With holiday gatherings and the emerging omicron surge of coronavirus combining to send demand for tests skyrocketing past supplies, an increasing number of North Shore residents have been seeking COVID-19 testing but have found it unavailable or difficult to obtain.

COVID-19 test positivity in suburban Cook County rose to 7.8 percent, as of Monday, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health.

There were nearly 240,000 tests performed in the county during the week ending Dec. 18, the most recent data available from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

In Winnetka, there were 98 new cases reported for the week, with a 225 percent increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for the first two weeks of December, compared to prior fortnight. The village's weekly case rate is 769 per 100,000 people.

In Glencoe, the rate of increase was more than 200 percent compared to the prior 14 days, with 43 new cases reported and a weekly case rate of 486 per 100,000 people. The average for suburban Cook County is 548 per 100,000 people.

According to the Cook County Department of Public Health, the vaccination rate in both villages is more than 90 percent.

Since the start of the pandemic, five Winnetka residents have died of COVID-19, most recently in July. Four Glencoe residents have died, three of them last month, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

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Locations offering COVID-19 testing in the north suburbs include:

Find more testing locations from the Pritzker administration's coronavirus response website.

This article originally appeared on the Winnetka-Glencoe Patch

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