ELMHURST, IL — Elmhurst Hospital had nine patients with confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Wednesday, it reported.

That’s the lowest number since Oct. 2, nearly five months ago. The number of coronavirus patients at the hospital has plunged in February. The month started with 38.

On Nov. 17, the number of coronavirus patients reached a high of 84. In May, during the first phase of the pandemic, the hospital had as many as 72 coronavirus patients.

Over the last month, the number of new coronavirus cases in Elmhurst has risen about 1 percent a week, according to the DuPage County Health Department. The total number of cases in Elmhurst since the beginning of the pandemic is nearly 3,700, or 8 percent of the local population.

Elmhurst Hospital serves an area far greater than Elmhurst itself.

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