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COVID-19 hospitalizations back on the rise in Illinois; state's positivity rate drops to 10.9%

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 8,322 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 47 additional deaths Monday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased to 10.9%. The state received the results of 91,562 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Monday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 664,620 cases of the virus, and 11,553 people have died. The state has conducted 9,892,981 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Sunday, Illinois had 6,171 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, an increase of 99 patients from Sunday. Of those hospitalizations, 1,206 were in intensive care units, the most since May 12 and 635 were on ventilators, the most since May 29.

Regional update: Currently, all 11 of the state’s health regions are under additional mitigation measures from the IDPH, and as of Friday, all 11 regions are under Tier 3 mitigations.

Regional data from the IDPH remains on a three-day lag.

The North Suburban region (McHenry and Lake counties) has seen three days of positivity increases and six days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 13.9%. Currently, 21% of medical/surgical beds are available and 29% of ICU beds.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average remained flat at 17.8%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 12.6%.

Finally, within the Lake/McHenry region, there are 59 available, staffed ICU beds out of 187 total, an increase of eight from Sunday.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen four days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate remained flat at 14.5%. Currently, 17% of medical/surgical beds are available and 19% of ICU beds. Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 16.7%, and DuPage County is at 13.2%.

Finally, within the DuPage/Kane region, there are 70 available, staffed ICU beds out of 373 total, a decrease of five from Sunday.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen four days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases, a decrease in both metrics. The region’s positivity rate decreased from 19.8% to 19.2%

Currently, 16% of the region’s medical/surgical beds are available and 18% of ICU beds, below the state’s minimum threshold of 20%.

Finally, within the Will/Kankakee region, there are 28 available, staffed ICU beds out of 162 total, a decrease of two from Sunday.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen two days of positivity increases and five days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate decreased from 17.1% to 16.6%. Currently, 28% of medical/surgical beds are available and 24% of ICU beds.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate decreased to 12.8%, Lee County’s rate increased to 17.0%, and Whiteside County’s rate dropped to 19.8%.

Finally, within this region, there are 42 available, staffed ICU beds out of 179 total, a decrease of six from Sunday.

The North-Central region (Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren and Woodford counties) has seen three days of positivity increases and seven days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate decreased from 15.1% to 14.7%. Currently, 33% of medical/surgical beds are available and 23% of ICU beds.

Within this region, La Salle county’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 16.4%.

Finally, within this region, there are 69 available, staffed ICU beds out of 257, an increase of 10 from Sunday.

Chicago has seen three days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 14.0%. Currently, 20% of medical/surgical beds are available and 22% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen six days of positivity increases and seven days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased to 15.0%. Currently, 24% of medical/surgical beds are available and 19% of ICU beds.

To see how other regions across the state are doing, see the full IDPH dashboard here.

Newly reported deaths include:

• Champaign County: 1 male 70s

• Cook County: 4 males 50s, 2 females 60s, 4 males 60s, 3 female 70s, 6 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 5 females 90s, 2 males 90s

• DuPage County: 1 male 90s

• Kane County: 1 male 60s

• Lake County: 1 female 90s

• Livingston County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s

• McDonough County: 1 female 70s

• McHenry County: 1 female 70s

• Morgan County: 1 male 70s

• Ogle County: 1 male 90s

• Peoria County: 1 female 70s

• St. Clair County: 1 male 80s

• Warren County: 1 male 80s  

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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