The village of Oak Park announced Oct.7 the deaths of two people who had tested positive for COVID-19. The news of these fatalities comes less than two months after the village’s last reported death – a woman in her 60s, according to the village’s Aug. 25 announcement.

The most recent deaths were that of a woman and a man, who were both in their 70s. The COVID-19 virus has claimed the lives of 11,624 Cook County residents since March 16, 2020 – including 65 Oak Park residents and three River Forest residents, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

In addition to the two deaths, Oak Park also reported that 44 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week. The newest batch of cases, according to the village, brings the number of positive cases among Oak Park residents to 3,788 since the first reported diagnosis on March 18, 2020.

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