Illinois reported 23 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, and 724 new cases, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
A total of 31,069 people were tested in the previous 24 hours. The state’s seven-day positivity rate fell to 2.6%, and the 24-hour positivity rate was 2.33%.
The state now has seen 143,185 cases of the virus and 6,923 people have died since the pandemic began. A total of 1,602,965 people have been tested.
As of Monday night, Illinois had 1,560 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, an increase of 59 patients from the previous 24 hours. Of those currently hospitalized, 401 were in the ICU, an increase of 29 from the previous day, and 185 were on ventilators, which is the lowest number since IDPH started tracking.
Regional update: As of Sunday, the Northeast region (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, McHenry, Lake and Will counties) reported a positivity rate average of 4%, which is the lowest number for the region since IDPH started tracking. The region reported an average of 33% of medical/surgical beds available, 44% of ICU beds available and 74% of ventilators available.
The North Central region (Bureau, DeKalb, La Salle, Lee, Ogle, Whiteside, Carroll, Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson, Putnam and Jo Daviess counties) reported a positivity rate rolling average of 3%. On average, the region has enough medical/surgical beds to accommodate a 46% surge in COVID-19 cases. The region reported that 56% of ICU beds are available and 77% of ventilators are available.
The Central region reported an average positivity rate of 2%, a one point increase in the past 24 hours. On average, there was an availability of 40% of medical/surgical beds, 54% of ICU beds and 81% of ventilators.
The Southern region had an average positivity rate of 4%. On average, there was an availability of 44% of medical/surgical beds, 54% of ICU beds and 78% of ventilators.
Newly reported deaths include:
• Bureau County: 1 male 60s
• Cass County: 1 female 90s
• Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 90s
• Kane County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 70s
• Lake County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
• Rock Island County: 1 male 90s
• St. Clair County: 1 male 80s
• Tazewell County: 1 female 90s
• Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s
Source: The Daily Chronicle