Fourth Oak Park resident tests positive for COVID-19

The woman, tested March 18, is in her 20s

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By Stacey Sheridan

Staff Reporter

A fourth Oak Park resident has tested positive for COVID-19, as announced March 25. The resident is a woman in her 20s, making her the youngest person in the village to receive the positive diagnosis at this time. The previous residents who have tested include a man and a woman in their 30s and a woman in her 40s.

According to the village's news bulletin regarding its newest positive case, the young woman underwent screening and testing March 18 and received the confirmed positive diagnosis March 25. The village of Oak Park subsequently received notification of the test result, as established under state and local public health protocol.

Due to privacy laws, the announcement gives no further details regarding the situation or medical history of the diagnosed woman, as in the cases of the three others who have received positive diagnoses. 

Just as in the previous positive cases, the village stated in its announcement 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."

It also stated again that hospitals, first responders and public health officials are following protocols consistent with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Tommy McCoy  

Posted: March 27th, 2020 4:07 PM

Jeffrey Smith Not being an avid fisherman I thought the tail would be first. I can understand your anxiety of not knowing which is the basis of anxiety although think of it this way. Lets say a person does a test and it is negative. Then walks into a grocery store or some other place in public and comes into contact with a carrier. Do you really think that means the person could not catch it after being tested as if it was a way to stop the virus. The reason for testing when a person shows signs is to get a baseline which will be used as part of discovering how this virus works. So if you or some one you know is waiting for results, just be glad they have the test and learn something that can help you relax as you pace the floor. It does nothing good for you or the floor so find a way through the anxiety and I know it is tough to do that although you can

Jeffrey Smith  

Posted: March 27th, 2020 12:36 PM

It's taking so long to get results because the federal government has been decapitated by the most incompetent and evil man ever to squat in the Oval Office. A fish rots from the head down.

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: March 26th, 2020 6:13 PM

Third Graf: "Due to privacy laws, the announcement gives no further details regarding the situation or medical history of the diagnosed woman, as in the cases of the three others who have received positive diagnoses."

Winifred Haun from Oak Park  

Posted: March 26th, 2020 5:12 PM

Why is it taking *so* long to get test results? Have any of the known Oak Park cases had contact with each or with the 2 doctors from Rush Oak Park? These would be great questions for Wednesday Journal reporters to ask and get answers to!

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