The DuPage County Health Dept. just set up this slick looking dashboard to keep citizens up to date on all the latest COVID-19 statistics in the county.
You not only get total confirmed cases and deaths over time, but breakdowns based on community, age, and gender.
Numbers are a funny thing though, they don’t always tell the full story, so the DCHD issues this warning with their statistics:
The dashboard currently shows a higher concentration of cases in the southeastern portion of the county. There could be many reasons for this. The DuPage County Health Department cautions that:
- Because testing is not widely available, the data is not necessarily reflective of the actual distribution of cases
- People who live in those communities are not necessarily at a greater risk of contracting COVID-19 than the general population.
There are a number of reasons that one community may have a higher number of positive cases:
People who live in those communities may have greater access to medical care and testing than people who live in other areas of DuPage County.
People who live in those communities may have traveled more to areas where spread of COVID-19 was occurring before the Illinois ‘stay at home’ order was issued by the Governor.