The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 31 more deaths and 1,713 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday.
The state has a seven-day rolling positivity rate of 12%. Illinois has now seen 112,017 cases of the virus and 4,884 people have died since the pandemic began. A total of 769,564 people have been tested.
As of late Sunday night, Illinois had 3,763 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 1,025 were in the ICU and 605 were on ventilators.
All four regions remain on track to move into phase three of the Restore Illinois plan.
Regional update: As of May 22, the Northeast region (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, McHenry, Lake and Will counties) had a positivity rate average of 14.5%. The region also had an average of 24.6% of medical/surgical beds available, 27.4% of ICU beds available and 64.8% of ventilators available.
The North Central region (Bureau, DeKalb, La Salle, Lee, Ogle, Whiteside, Carroll, Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson, Putnam and Jo Daviess counties) had a positivity rate average of 7%. On average, there was an availability of 38.6% of medical/surgical beds, 41% of ICU beds and 59.2% of ventilators.
The Central region had an average positivity rate of 2.7%. On average, there was an availability of 48.9% of medical/surgical beds, 49.6% of ICU beds and 77.3% of ventilators.
The Southern region had an average positivity rate of 4.4%. On average, there was an availability of 45.9% of medical/surgical beds, 41.5% of ICU beds and 75.9% of ventilators.
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.
Newly reported deaths:
– Cook County: 1 female 30, 1 male 30, 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 4 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 3 males 90s
– La Salle County: 2 male 60s
– Madison County: 1 male 70s
– McDonough County: 1 female 60s
– St. Clair County: 1 male 80s
– Union County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 90s
– Will County: 1 male 70s
– Winnebago County: 1 female 70s
Source: The Daily Chronicle