While Oak Park is still seeing higher single-day totals for COVID-19 cases compared to two months ago, the surge in positive cases in the village has slowed over the past two weeks. Since Nov. 25, 108 residents tested positive for coronavirus, the lowest weekly total since the end of October. 

From Nov. 11-25, 355 Oak Park residents tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Oak Park Department of Public Health. 

River Forest had 25 residents test positive for COVID-19 since Nov. 25, according to the village’s COVID-19 database. 

Oak Park’s positivity rate over this past week dipped from 7.52 percent on Nov. 23 to 5.40 percent on Nov. 29 (it was at 8.75 percent on Nov. 5). River Forest is averaging almost five new cases a day and its rolling positivity rate has remained just under eight percent over this past week. 

One Oak Park resident, a 95-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19, died this week. According to the village’s website, he lived at Brookdale Oak Park, a long-term care and assisted living facility at 1111 Ontario St. The latest fatality marked the second resident death at Brookdale since the village started announcing resident deaths at long-term care and assisted living facilities on March 18. 

Brookdale of Oak Park has had 10 residents and 18 staff members test positive for COVID-19.

Belmont Village of Oak Park had one resident test positive for COVID-19 this week, totaling seven resident positive tests since March 18. Belmont has also had 20 staff cases and four resident deaths. Oak Park Arms has had six resident and four staff cases while one resident has died. Oasis of Oak Park has had 23 resident cases, 11 staff cases and 12 resident deaths. 

Berkeley Nursing & Rehabilitation has had 46 resident cases, 11 resident deaths and four staff cases.

Cook County’s Director of Communications, Natalia Derevyanny, announced on Nov. 30 the county has had 6,564 COVID-19 related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

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