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IDPH announces 1,276 new cases of COVID-19, 18 deaths on Saturday

Illinois reported 18 deaths and 1,276 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. The state surpassed 40,000 tests for the third consecutive day, performing a single-day record 46,099 tests over the previous 24 hours.

Illinois’ seven-day rolling positivity rate is 2.9%, down slightly from 3.0%. Illinois has now seen 160,610 total cases of the virus and 7,290 people have died. A total of 2,212,398 people have been tested.

As of late Friday night, Illinois had 1,360 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 326 were in the ICU and 119 were on ventilators.

Regional update: According to the most recent guidelines released by the governor’s office, a region can become more restrictive if it sustains an increase in its seven-day rolling average (seven out of 10 days) in the positivity rate and either a seven-day increase in hospital admissions for COVID-19 like illness or a reduction in hospital medical/surgical beds or ICU capacity below 20%. Restrictive measures could also take place if a region has three consecutive days with greater than an 8% positivity rate.

The North Suburban region (McHenry and Lake counties) has seen four days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. Currently 40% of medical/surgical beds are available and 56% of ICU beds.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen four days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. Currently 32% of medical/surgical beds are available and 48% of ICU beds.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen three days of positivity increases and zero days of hospital admission increases. Currently 25% of medical/surgical beds are available and 29% of ICU beds.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen six days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. Currently 42% of medical/surgical beds are available and 55% 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 three days of hospital admission increases. Currently 37% of medical/surgical beds are available and 46% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen two days of positivity increases and one day of hospital admission increases. Currently 27% of medical/surgical beds are available and 40% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen four days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. Currently 27% of medical/surgical beds are available and 37% of ICU beds.

For regions throughout the rest of the state, see the IDPH dashboard here.

Newly reported deaths include:

• Cook County – 1 male teens, 2 males 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s

• DuPage County – 1 male 70s

• Kane County – 1 male 70s

• Lake County – 1 male 60s

• McHenry County – 1 female 90s

• Morgan County – 1 male 70s

• Peoria County – 1 female 90s

• St. Clair County – 1 male 70s

• Will County – 1 male 70s

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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