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Here's where each health region in northern Illinois stands as of Thursday

Illinois saw its highest single-day July total of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 for the second consecutive day on Thursday. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 20 additional deaths and 1,624 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. It marks the third time this week the state saw more than 1,000 new cases.

The state tested 39,706 people over the previous 24 hours. Illinois’ seven-day rolling positivity rate went up for the fourth straight day, this time to 3.4%. Illinois has now seen 166,925 total cases of the virus and 7,367 people have died. A total of 2,388,193 people have been tested.

As of late Wednesday night, Illinois had 1,473 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 309 were in the ICU and 135 were on ventilators.

Regional update: According to a July 15 update to the governor’s COVID-19 response plan, the state will be tracking public health metrics in a slightly different way to monitor any potential resurgences of the coronavirus. Additional restrictions can be placed on any of the state’s 11 health regions if the region sustains an increase in its average positivity rate for seven days out of a ten day period.

A region may also become more restrictive if there is a seven-day increase in hospital admissions for COVID-19-related illness or a reduction in hospital medical/surgical beds or ICU capacity below 20%. If a region reports three consecutive days with greater than an 8% average positivity rate, additional infection mitigation will be considered through a tiered system of restriction guidelines offered by the IDPH.

The North Suburban region (McHenry and Lake counties) has seen five days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate went up to 4.0%. Currently 40% of medical/surgical beds are available and 55% of ICU beds.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen five days of positivity increases and one day of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate went up to 4.2%. Currently 34% of medical/surgical beds are available and 48% of ICU beds.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen four days of positivity increases and one day of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate went up to 5.2%. Currently 32% of medical/surgical beds are available and 38% of ICU beds.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen four days of positivity increase and one day of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate went up to 3.7%. Currently 43% of medical/surgical beds are available and 54% of ICU beds.

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 four days of positivity increases and one day of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate went up to 4.0%. Currently 39% of medical/surgical beds are available and 48% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen two days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate remained flat at 3.9%. Currently 30% of medical/surgical beds are available and 41% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen five days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate went up to 4.9%. Currently 28% of medical/surgical beds are available and 39% of ICU beds.

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

Newly reported deaths include:

– Boone County: 1 male 80s

– Cook County: 1 male 30s, 2 male 40s, 4 females 50s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 100+

– Douglas County: 1 male 80s

– DuPage County: 2 males 60s

– Kane County: 1 male 70s

– Lake County: 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s

– McHenry County: 1 female 80s

– Will County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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