Another 77 people in Illinois have died from COVID-19 and 595 new cases have been confirmed, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday.
Illinois has now seen 131,198 cases of the virus and 6,260 people have died since the pandemic began. A total of 1,147,101 people have been tested.
More than 24,000 people were tested in the previous 24 hours. The state’s seven-day positivity rate remains 4%.
As of late Thursday night, Illinois had 2,209 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those currently hospitalized, 648 were in the ICU and 375 were on ventilators.
Regional update: As of Thursday, the Northeast region (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, McHenry, Lake and Will counties) reported a positivity rate seven-day rolling average of 8%. The region reported an average of 33% of medical/surgical beds available, 40% 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 seven-day rolling average of 4%. On average, the region has enough medical/surgical beds to accommodate a 45% surge in COVID-19 cases. The region reported that 52% of ICU beds are available and 78% 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, 56% of ICU beds and 78% of ventilators.
The Southern region had an average positivity rate of 4%. On average, there was an availability of 47% of medical/surgical beds, 49% 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: 2 males 30s, 4 males 40s, 3 females 50s, 4 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 6 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 5 males 70s, 8 females 80s, 6 males 80s, 1 unknown 80s, 5 females 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+
– DeKalb County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
– DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s
– Henry County: 1 female 50s
– Kane County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
– Lake County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 80s, 4 females 90s
– McHenry County: 1 male 80s
– Morgan County: 1 male 40s
– Peoria County: 1 female 70s
– Union County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 90s
– Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s
– Winnebago County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s
Source: The Daily Chronicle
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