Elhurst Hospital Virus Caseload Drops Again

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ELMHURST, IL — Elmhurst Hospital saw another big drop in the number of patients with the coronavirus in the last few days.

As of Friday, the hospital was treating 56 patients with the coronavirus, down from its record high of 105 late last week, according to the latest report. On Tuesday, the number was 71.

Of the hospital's coronavirus patients, 30 are unvaccinated, 21 are vaccinated and two partially vaccinated, according to its report. Information has not been collected and posted for three of the patients.

In DuPage County, more than 70 percent of residents are fully vaccinated, according to the county health department.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 258 patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have died at the hospital, up by seven from three days ago.

Elmhurst's sister facility, Edward Hospital in Naperville, reported that it was treating 68 coronavirus patients Friday. That's down from its record of 123 two weeks ago.

Since March 2020, Elmhurst Hospital has discharged 2,758 COVID-19 patients, nearly 38 in the last three days.

Elmhurst Hospital serves an area far larger than Elmhurst. But the city's numbers are an indicator of what's happening. Last week, Elmhurst experienced 359 new coronavirus cases. That was a drop from the previous week's 559. The record was 599 a week before that.

This article originally appeared on the Elmhurst Patch

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