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IDPH announces 2,325 new cases of COVID-19, 111 deaths on Saturday

Illinois announced 111 additional deaths from COVID-19 and 2,325 more confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health said that 14% of 16,617 total tests in the previous 24 hours came back positive.

Illinois has now seen 76,085 total cases of the virus and 3,349 people have died. A total of 416,331 people have been tested.

As of late Friday night, Illinois had 4,739 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 1,215 were in the ICU and 739 were on ventilators. The state had 10,402 open hospital beds.

Newly reported deaths include 69 in Cook County, 13 in DuPage, four in Kane and McHenry, three in Lake and St. Clair, two each in Clinton, Kendall, La Salle, Will and Winnebago, and one each in DeKalb, Iroquois, Madison and Rock Island. One death from out of state was also counted.

As of Saturday, Chicago has seen 30,393 confirmed cases of COVID-19, while the rest of Cook County has seen 21,281.

Lake County has seen 5,199 confirmed cases, DuPage 4,493, Will 3,636, Kane 2,818, McHenry 936, Kendall 388, DeKalb 170, Ogle 148, Whiteside and La Salle 102, Lee 63, Grundy 58, Bureau 12 and Carroll 10.

The Northeast region (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, McHenry, Lake and Will counties) had an average of 18% of medical/surgical beds available, 19% of ICU beds available and 64% of ventilators available.

The North Central region (Bureau, DeKalb, La Salle, Lee, Ogle, Whiteside, Carroll, Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson, Putnam and Jo Daviess counties) had an average of 41% of medical/surgical beds available, 41% of ICU beds available and 67% of ventilators available.

The Central region had an average of 52% of medical/surgical beds available, 46% of ICU beds available and 74% of ventilators available.

The Southern region had an average of 46% of medical/surgical beds available, 29% of ICU beds available and 81% of ventilators available.

Threshold for next phase: In addition to having testing available for patients, health care workers, first responders, people with underlying conditions, and residents and staff in congregate living facilities, and contact tracing and monitoring in place 24 hours after diagnosis, regions must hit the following thresholds to move on to the next phase in the Restore Illinois plan:

At or under a 20 percent positive rate and increasing no more than 10 percentage points over a 14-day period, AND

No overall increase (i.e. stability or decrease) in hospital admissions for COVID-19-like illness for 28 days, AND

Available surge capacity of at least 14 percent of ICU beds, medical and surgical beds, and ventilators.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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