Darien Returns To Bigger Virus Case Hikes: County

David Giuliani

DARIEN, IL — Darien returned to a larger weekly increase in coronavirus cases in the last week, according to the DuPage County Health Department.

After a couple of 4 percent weekly jumps in cases, Darien saw a 7.5 percent hike last week. As of Sunday, Darien had 1,229 coronavirus cases, up 86 from a week earlier.

The number of local deaths from the coronavirus increased by two in the last week, now totaling 16. That works out to less than a thousandth of Darien's population.

The number of those who have recovered is unavailable.

Here's a look at the number of accumulated cases since the beginning of the crisis:

Date

Darien

DuPage

April 1

15

379

April 12

40

1,165

April 19

47

1,693

April 26

60

2,447

May 3

80

3,663

May 10

83

4,615

May 17

94

5,892

May 24

107

7,063

May 31

113

7,717

June 7

116

8,120

June 14

125

8,434

June 21

131

8,684

June 28

140

8,944

July 5

142

9,315

July 12

147

9,721

July 19

155

10,185

July 26

170

10,880

Aug. 2

184

11,458

Aug. 9

198

12,229

Aug. 16

216

12,880

Aug. 23

229

13,765

Aug. 30

252

14,459

Sept. 6

264

15,296

Sept. 13

280

15,997

Sept. 20

298

16,559

Sept. 27

317

17,435

Oct. 4

325

18,174

Oct. 11

354

19,269

Oct. 18

385

20,715

Oct. 25

413

22,339

Nov. 1

447

24,042

Nov. 8

528

28,230

Nov. 15

653

33,336

Nov. 22

761

38,418

Nov. 29

857

43,445

Dec. 6

957

48,257

Dec. 13

1,052

52,966

Dec. 20

1,095

55,532

Dec. 27

1,143

57,741

Jan. 3

1,229

60,630

Darien's rate of increase in coronavirus cases of 7.5 percent was higher than DuPage County's 5 percent hike in the last week. Darien makes up 2.3 percent of the county's population, but only 2 percent of the county's coronavirus caseload.

As of Sunday, Darien had 56.8 coronavirus cases per thousand people, better than most of its neighbors. The figure compares to 51.7 in La Grange Park, 57.1 in Western Springs, 59.8 in Hinsdale, 65.7 in DuPage County, 66.2 in Elmhurst, 66.6 Clarendon Hills, 71.4 in suburban Cook County, 73.4 in Burr Ridge and 78.5 in La Grange (including unincorporated La Grange Highlands).

As of Sunday, Illinois' coronavirus case count increased to 979,821, up 4.5 percent from a week earlier. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of 16,755 state residents.

Nationally, 20.3 million people have caught the virus, up 7.6 percent from the week before. A total of 349,246 people have died from the virus in the United States.

Read more:

How COVID Changed IL And What To Expect In 2021

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This article originally appeared on the Darien Patch