Cook County COVID-19 information can be found at ccdphcd.shinyapps.io/covid19/ and includes all cases under the jurisdiction of the Cook County Department of Public Health. It excludes Chicago, Evanston, Oak Park, Skokie, and Stickney Township.
As of 4 p.m. on April 26, Forest Park was reported as having a total of 58 positive COVID-19 cases, a rate of 409 cases per 100,000 people.
The rate is essential in order to put into perspective how widespread the illness is since populations vary significantly from municipality to municipality
Other nearby towns, listed by rate per 100,000 people, are below. The data is current as of April 26 at 4 p.m.:
- River Forest: 24 cases or 215 out of 100,000
- Berwyn: 382 cases or 674 out of 100,000
- Maywood: 174 or 722 out of 100,000
- Broadview: 68 cases or 857 out of 100,000
- Melrose Park: 257 cases or 1011 out of 100,000
- Bellwood: 200 cases or 1049 out of 100,000
In both Bellwood and Melrose Park, more than 1 percent of the population has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the data from the county.
Another website at maps.cookcountyil.gov/medexamcovid19/ lists deaths related to COVID-19 by municipality. As of April 26, the website reported that Forest Park had two deaths, one on March 30 and one on April 6. Both deceased were males.