545 more cases and eight deaths in Glenview and Northbrook in the past week

 
 
Updated 11/19/2020 5:11 AM

An additional 545 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week in Glenview and Northbrook, and eight Northbrook residents died.

No additional deaths were reported in Glenview in the past week, Cook County public health and medical examiner's offices reported.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

There were 280 new cases in Glenview and 265 in Northbrook from Nov. 11 through Tuesday.

In Glenview, 1,862 people have tested positive and 53 people have died since the pandemic began.

In Northbrook, 1,317 have tested positive and 52 have died.

In the previous week, Nov. 4-10, Glenview cases increased by 260 and Northbrook cases increased by 209, for a total of 469.

As of Tuesday, suburban Cook County had 121,621 cases and 2,627 deaths, according to the state. In Chicago there were 138,383 cases and 3,228 fatalities.

Suburban Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties had reported 260,006 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday. That's 43.5% of the state's total, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. There have been 4,854 deaths in the suburbs, which is 44.6% of all COVID-19 deaths in Illinois.

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The entire state goes under tightened restrictions on Friday as officials try to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

State health officials reported Tuesday that 97 more people died in Illinois and another 12,601 cases were diagnosed.

That brings the state's death toll from the respiratory disease to 10,875 as of Tuesday, with 597,849 who have been infected since the outbreak began eight months ago.

The state's seven-day average infection rate, measuring positive results among COVID-19 tests given, is now 12.7%.

Hospitalizations from the virus continue to surge and were at 5,887 patients by the end of Monday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. That's 306 more than the day before. Of those hospitalized, 1,158 are in intensive care.

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