Cook County reports 29 cases of COVID-19 in Forest Park

Eleven new cases since April 2

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By Maria Maxham

As of April 5, 29 Forest Park residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to a Cook County Health Department website, ccdphcd.shinyapps.io/covid19/. This number represents a rate of 204.7 cases per 100,000 or .2 percent of the population.

This number also represents a 61 percent increase in the number of positive COVID-19 tests since April 2.

Other nearby towns were reported with the following numbers of COVID-19 cases on April 5:

  • River Forest, 8 cases or 71.61 per 100,000 people
  • Berwyn, 71 cases or 125.32 per 100,000 people
  • Melrose Park, 39 cases or 153.48 per 100,000 people
  • Broadview, 17 cases or 214.32 per 100,000 people
  • Maywood: 52 cases or 215.86 per 100,000 people
  • Bellwood, 79 cases or 414.24 per 100,000 people

Oak Park, which has its own health department, reported 72 cases as of April 5.

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