Ten more Oak Park residents have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an April 1 announcement from the village of Oak Park. The total number of residents with COVID-19 is now 46.
The newest Oak Park cases range in age from the 30s to 70s. Previously announced cases include a child younger than one. Further information cannot be released regarding the cases due to privacy laws. The announcement noted that privacy precludes the sharing of the location information of those tested to anyone other than public health officials and first responders.
The village of Oak Park’s April 1 announcement did not include any mention of additional cases within the Oak Park Police Department. As of March 31, the village announced two police officers have received positive COVID-19 diagnoses.
As with the previously reported cases, the bulletin stated, “The Oak Park Department of Public Health is working closely with officials from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), investigating and notifying anyone who may have had exposure to the individual who tested positive for COVID-19. Local public health officials, hospitals and first responders are following protocols consistent with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”
The announcement also includes an important caveat designated with asterisks, reading, “It is important to note that as patient tracking and case follow-up occurs, the number of Oak Park cases reported may change depending on residency confirmation.”