New Lenox Coronavirus Cases Increased By 9 Over Past Week

Andrea Earnest

NEW LENOX, IL — The number of New Lenox's coronavirus cases once again increased by nine over the past week, according to data from the Will County Health Department. New Lenox (ZIP code 60451) had 144 cases as of June 29, compared to 135 cases on June 22, which represents a 6.6 percent increase in the past week.

New Lenox does have a nursing home facility which has reported cases, which could contribute to the total case count for the village. The Cottages of New Lenox has reported there have been two resident deaths at the facility and 11 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including nine employee cases. Cases at the facility have stagnated, and the outbreak at the facility has been closed by the county health department.

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Many services and organizations are reopening now that the state has moved in phase 4. On Monday, the New Lenox Community Park District announced it is opening its splash pads.

Here is the growth in the coronavirus case numbers for the past month in New Lenox. The data comes from the Will County Health Department and the number of cases reported in ZIP code 60451.

May 26 102
June 2 109
June 9 119
June 16 126
June 22 135
June 29 144

IDPH is also reporting a total of 2,333 tests have been performed for ZIP code 60451.

In nearby towns in the Lincoln-Way area, both Mokena (ZIP code 60448) and Frankfort (ZIP code 60423) have more cases, with 157 and 163 cases, respectively, as of June 29. Manhattan (ZIP code 60442) has 50 cases, according to data from the county health department.

As of Tuesday, Illinois' coronavirus case count was 142,461 and the coronavirus has claimed the lives of 6,902 Illinois residents. Health authorities do not provide the number of deaths by municipality. In Will County, there are 6,608 cases of the coronavirus and 319 related deaths.

This article originally appeared on the New Lenox Patch