Oak Park reports no new COVID-19 cases for the first time since March

Nearly 300 people have tested positive for the virus since the suburb saw its first case March 18.

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Oak Park announced no new cases of coronavirus for the first time since March.


Officials reported no new cases of the coronavirus in west suburban Oak Park Wednesday — a first since March 25.

The first case of COVID-19 was reported in the suburb March 18 and the village declared a state of emergency and implemented a stay at home order that same day. Since then, 293 residents have tested positive, according to officials.

Meanwhile, Illinois health officials announced 982 new cases of COVID-19 statewide on Wednesday. The state’s current death toll is 5,621.

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