Illinois announced 10 additional deaths from COVID-19 and 862 more confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday. The 10 new COVID-19 deaths are the fewest reported in a single day by the state since reporting seven deaths on March 30.
The Illinois Department of Public Health said that 2.5% of 33,836 total tests in the previous 24 hours came back positive.
The state’s seven-day rolling positivity rate is 2.6%. Illinois has now seen 146,612 total cases of the virus and 7,014 people have died. A total of 1,734,471 people have been tested.
As of late Friday night, Illinois had 1,346 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 336 were in the ICU and 182 were on ventilators. The state had 14,580 open hospital beds.
As of Saturday, Chicago has seen 53,375 confirmed cases of COVID-19, while the rest of Cook County has seen 38,865.
Lake County has seen 9,919 confirmed cases, DuPage 9,267, Kane 7,819, Will 6,883, McHenry 2,103, Kendall 989, DeKalb 572, Ogle 269, La Salle 225, Whiteside 193, Grundy 171, Lee 101, Bureau 30 and Carroll 22.
Regional update: As of Saturday, the Northeast region (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, McHenry, Lake and Will counties) reported a positivity rate average of 4%. The region reported an average of 34% 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 58% of ICU beds are available and 77% of ventilators are available.
The Central region reported an average positivity rate of 2%. On average, there was an availability of 40% of medical/surgical beds, 53% of ICU beds and 78% of ventilators.
The Southern region had an average positivity rate of 4%. On average, there was an availability of 46% of medical/surgical beds, 52% of ICU beds and 78% of ventilators.
Newly reported deaths include:
– Cass County – 1 male 90s
– Cook County – 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
– DuPage County – 1 male 90s
– Kane County – 1 male 60s
– Lake County – 1 male 40s, 1 female 80s
Source: The Daily Chronicle
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