Darien's Virus Cases Up By 8%: Agency

David Giuliani
·2 min read

DARIEN, IL — Darien saw an 8 percent rise in coronavirus cases in the first four days of last week, according to the DuPage County Health Department. The department has not updated its statistics since Thursday, citing a problem in reporting from the state Department of Public Health.

The partial week's 8 percent rise is higher than the entire previous week's increase, which was 7 percent.

The number of reported cases in Darien is now 447, up 34 from the week before. The number of those who are considered recovered is unavailable.

The number of local deaths from the coronavirus was eight as of Sunday since the pandemic's beginning, the same as it has been for weeks, according to the health department.

Here's a look at the coronavirus numbers:

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. 2

447

24,042

Darien's rate of increase of 8 percent was the same as DuPage County as a whole. Darien makes up 2.3 percent of the county's population, but only 1.9 percent of the county's coronavirus caseload.

As of Sunday, Darien had 20.7 coronavirus cases per thousand people, better than most of its neighbors. The figure compares to 19.5 in La Grange Park, 22.2 in Western Springs, 25 in Clarendon Hills, 26 in DuPage County, 26.4 in Elmhurst, 27 in Hinsdale, 29.1 in La Grange (including unincorporated La Grange Highlands), 31 in suburban Cook County and 31.8 in Burr Ridge.

As of Sunday, Illinois' coronavirus case count increased to 417,280, up 12 percent from a week earlier. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of 9,792 state residents.

Nationally, 9.1 million people have caught the virus, up 6 percent from the week before. A total of 229,932 people have died from the virus in the United States.

IL Reports Almost 7,000 New Coronavirus Cases, Another Record

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This article originally appeared on the Darien Patch