According to the Cook County Department of Public Health, as of 6 p.m. on April 27, Forest Park had a total of 60 positive COVID-19 cases, a rate of 424 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 27 at 6 p.m.:
- River Forest: 24 cases or 215 out of 100,000
- Berwyn: 399 cases or 704 out of 100,000
- Maywood: 182 or 756 out of 100,000
- Broadview: 71 cases or 895 out of 100,000
- Bellwood: 201 cases or 1054 out of 100,000
- Melrose Park: 273 cases or 1074 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.
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.
Another website at maps.cookcountyil.gov/medexamcovid19/ lists deaths related to COVID-19 by municipality. As of April 27, the website reported that Forest Park had two deaths, one on March 30 and one on April 6. Both deceased were males.