DOWNERS GROVE, IL — The number of coronavirus cases in Downers Grove has increased by 5 percent in the past week, according to information from the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD).
As of Sept. 9, the village had reported 603 total cases of the new coronavirus. Those numbers had increased to 631 as of Sept. 16.
In nearby Westmont, the number of coronavirus cases had increased by 2 percent. As of Sept. 9, there had been 533 cases reported in Westmont. The total number of cases reported in Westmont as of Sept. 16 was 542.
According to the DCHD website, there were two active coronavirus cases in Downers Grove as of Sept. 16. In contrast, there were 29 active cases in Downers Grove on Sept. 9. According to county health officials, these numbers could be "much higher" due to unreported cases.
DuPage County recentlyreached a warning levelfor coronavirus transmission, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). IDPH reports that DuPage County reached the warning level due to an increase in weekly deaths and in cases per 100,000 people.