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April 19, 2020: Daily COVID-19 Case Counts* for DuPage County and beyond


Above / Flags in Illinois were ordered to be flown at half-staff in mid-April, in remembrance of every individual who has died due to coronavirus, including Hampton Police Chief Terry Engle who passed away in a car crash on April 11. 2020. Pictured here are flags at the Naperville Park District Administration Offices, 320 W. Jefferson Ave.

Daily Post / DuPage County Joint Information Center (JIC) releases daily COVID-19 Case Counts* for DuPage County Health Department. This daily report will keep track of numbers for comparisons with yesterday’s post linked to this one. Thanks.

No matter where you live in the United States of America, be sure to take 10 minutes now to be counted in the 2020 Census. The decennial census is held every 10 years to determine the number of seats for each state in the U.S. House of Representatives— as well as roughly 50 other things. For info, visit www.2020Census.gov.

April 19, 2020 / (The info down to the first line remains the same.) Since January 22, 2020, when Edward Hospital first sent details about this pandemic, a “What You Should Know” post was updated regularly through March 18 until it simply was way too long. Ever since, this website has included COVID-19 by the numbers. Without knowing what the next day, even next hour, would present, PN also has connected to www.worldometers.info where simple graphs and other info are easy to follow, even when data seems inconsistent, changing so rapidly during these uncharted times.

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Still, advice remains… Wash your hands often, but don’t wash away your commonsense.

Help keep the community safe. Stay home whenever possible. Wear a face mask or bandana. Cover coughs and sneezes.

Hold onto hugs for future giving. Keep a 6′ social distance. Take walks and appreciate the flowers of spring in every neighbor’s garden. Smile at today’s snowflakes. Remember moments of laughter. Call family and friends. Have faith, hope and charity to fulfill unmet needs of less fortunate.

Be safe and continue vigilance as signs indicate the curve of infections is flattening.   —PN

April 19, 2020: Daily COVID-19 Case Counts* for DuPage County

*Data are provisional as of 11AM April 19, 2020, and subject to change.

Total cases in DuPage County residents 1,693 (345 outbreak-associated** and 1,348 non-outbreak-associated cases), including 87 deaths

Total Willowbrook long-term care facility outbreak-associated cases 54 (35 residents and 19 staff), including 10

*Data are provisional as of 11AM April 19, 2020, and subject to change.
**Outbreak-associated cases are linked to a congregate setting (e.g., long-term care facilities, workplaces, schools) or large gathering (e.g., convention, concert).

Since yesterday, there are 32 new cases of COVID-19 in DuPage County including four (4) deaths reported.

Regarding the 345 outbreak-associated cases (including 53 deaths) among DuPage County residents:
• 43 cases (including 10 deaths) are attributed to the Willowbrook long-term care facility (LTCF),
• 253 cases (including 43 deaths) are attributed to 32 additional LTCFs, and
• 49 cases are attributed to 21 outbreaks in other congregate settings and large gatherings.

DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) announces four (4) additional deaths of persons with COVID-19 infection reported since yesterday:
• Male resident of a Lisle long-term care facility in his 80s with underlying conditions,
• Male resident of a Lisle long-term care facility in his 90s with underlying conditions,
• Female resident of a Naperville long-term care facility in her 80s with underlying conditions,
• Male resident of a Westmont long-term care facility in his 60s with underlying conditions.

DCHD offers our condolences to the families and caregivers of these individuals. We remain committed to address the unfortunate loss of life related to COVID-19. Our efforts continue with healthcare and community partners to reduce COVID-19 transmission in DuPage County.

DuPage County Board & COVID-19 Media Staff Notes…

Click here to go back to check yesterday’s report of counts.

Remember! Always wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds BEFORE preparing any food. Songs to sing? Well, the perennial favorites of “Happy Birthday to you” and the “ABC song” are always good. The chorus to “Hotel California” by the Eagles also works. For more details and info on washing your hands, here’s the direct link to the CDC’s website: www.cdc.gov/handwashing.

Here’s a direct link for the CDC’s Coronavirus/COVID-19 prevention techniques: www.cdc.gov.

Add cloth-covering facemasks to practice of 6′ social distancing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made the recommendation to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus when in public, the use of clothcovering facemasks by the general public while maintaining 6 feet of social distancing. The recommended cloth facemasks are NOT the N95 masks which should still be reserved for first responders and medical workers who have direct contact with coronavirus patients.

Visit CDC for more information: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019

Stay informed about COVID-19 in DuPage County & beyond 

For DuPage County information, reference the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) website at www.dupagehealth.org/covid19.

To view the interactive map of confirmed COVID-19 cases in DuPage County, visit www.dupagehealth.org. 

For Illinois statewide information, reference the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) COVID-19 website at www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19.

Today, April 19, 2020, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported another 1,197 cases of COVID-19 and an additional 33 deaths in Illinois, bringing the totals to 30,357 and 1,290, respectively. To date, 90 of Illinois’ 102 counties have been impacted, according to IDPH.

For Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues, reference their Coronavirus COVID-19 website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

The City of Naperville south of 87th Street is in Will County.

Click here to link to Will County Case Counts    1,603 Confirmed / 94 Deaths

Click here for advice from Edward regarding need for hospitalization.

Click here for news from Edward: Past clinical experience and new facts guide medication choices to COVID-19.

Special thanks to frontline responders and to all individuals working to serve the community every day. Jobs are important for all. Again, thanks for reading.

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