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IDPH announces another 72 COVID-19 deaths, 623 new cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 72 additional COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, and 632 new cases of the novel coronavirus.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from June 9-15 is 3%.

Illinois now has seen 133,639 cases of the virus, and 6,398 people have died since the pandemic began. A total of 1,228,341 people have been tested.

As of late Monday night, Illinois had 1,939 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those currently hospitalized, 561 were in the intensive care unit and 331 were on ventilators.

Regional update: As of Monday, the Northeast region (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, McHenry, Lake and Will counties) reported a positivity rate average of 6%. The region reported an average of 33% of medical/surgical beds available, 42% of ICU beds available and 73% 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 4%. On average, the region has enough medical/surgical beds to accommodate a 50% surge in COVID-19 cases. The region reported that 53% of ICU beds are available and 73% of ventilators are available.

The Central region reported an average positivity rate of 2%. On average, there was an availability of 41% of medical/surgical beds, 57% of ICU beds and 79% of ventilators.

The Southern region had an average positivity rate of 3%. On average, there was an availability of 46% of medical/surgical beds, 54% of ICU beds and 78% of ventilators.

Threshold to move into Phase 4: In order to move into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, each of the state’s health regions must ensure that testing is available in the region regardless of symptoms or risk factors.

Testing also needed to be made available to the residents and staff of congregate living facilities, according to the plan. A system for COVID-19 contact tracing and monitoring must be in place and able to respond 24 hours after diagnosis.

In addition to these requirements, each region must report an average positivity rate of 20% or lower, increasing no more than 10 percentage points over a 14-day period.

Regions also must report no overall increase in hospital admissions for COVID-19 for a period of 28 days, meaning hospitalizations must decrease or remain stable.

Finally, each region must prove available surge capacity of at least 14% of ICU beds, medical/surgical beds and ventilators.

Contact tracing and monitoring within 24 hours of diagnosis for more than 90% of cases in region must be met in order to advance to Phase 4.

Newly reported deaths:

– Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 40s, 2 females 50s, 2 males 50s, 4 females 60s, 7 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 8 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 8 males 80s, 5 females 90s, 3 males 90s

– DuPage County: 1 male 80s

– Jackson County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 80s

– Kane County: 1 male 40s, 2 males 50s, 1 male 70s

– Kankakee County: 1 male 60s

– Lake County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+

– Madison County: 1 female 80s

– McHenry County: 1 male 70s

– St. Clair County: 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 Unknown 80s, 1 male 90s

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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