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Illinois once again sets single-day state record with 12,438 new COVID-19 cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 12,438 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, setting a single-day state record for the third straight day, and 76 additional deaths Saturday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate now is 10.3%. The state received the results of a single-day state record 98,418 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Saturday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 477,978 total cases of the virus, and 10,154 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 8,313,547 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Friday, Illinois had 4,259 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since May 17. Of those, 813 were in intensive care units, the most since June 4, and 367 were on ventilators, the most since June 11 and an increase of 28 from the previous day.

Regional update: Additional restrictions can be placed on any of the state’s 11 health regions if the region sustains an increase in its average positivity rate for seven days out of a 10-day period.

A region also may come under more restrictions if there is a seven-day increase in hospital admissions for COVID-19-related illness or a reduction in hospital medical/surgical beds or ICU capacity below 20%. If a region reports three consecutive days with greater than an 8% average positivity rate, additional infection mitigation will be considered through a tiered system of restriction guidelines offered by the IDPH.

The North Suburban region (McHenry and Lake counties) has seen 10 days of positivity increases and 10 days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 11.6% to 11.8%. Currently, 28% of medical/surgical beds and 41% of ICU beds are available.

Region 9 (the North Suburban region) began tier one mitigation efforts on Oct. 31.

Regional data from IDPH remains on a three-day lag. But within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average increased to 16.2%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 10.3%.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen nine days of positivity increases and eight days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 12.7% to 12.9%. Currently, 22% of medical/surgical beds and 38% of ICU beds are available.

The region (Region 8) is in tier one of the state’s additional mitigation restrictions.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen 10 days of positivity increases and seven days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 14.2% to 14.8%. Currently, 22% of the region’s medical/surgical beds and 28% of ICU beds are available. The region (Region 7) currently is in tier one of the state’s additional mitigation restrictions.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen seven days of positivity increases and seven days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 15.8% to 16.1%. This remains the highest rate of any of the state’s 11 regions. Currently, 31% of medical/surgical beds and 35% of ICU beds are available.

After failing to lower its positivity rate below 8%, the North region (Region 1) was moved into the IDPH’s tier two mitigation measures – the only of the state’s 11 regions to reach the second tier. Among other things, this means gatherings are limited to 10 people and outdoor dining groups are limited to six people instead of 10.

The region’s counties reporting the highest positivity rates are Boone (19.9%), Carroll (19.7%), Lee (18.3%), Whiteside (18.1%), and Ogle (17.6%). DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased from 11.2% to 11.4%.

To get back to the standard Phase 4 restrictions, the region will need to maintain an average positivity rate of less than or equal to 6.5% over a three-day period.

The North-Central region (Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren and Woodford counties) has seen 10 days of positivity increases and five days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 10.7% to 11.6%. Currently, 37% of medical/surgical beds are available and 36% of ICU beds.

Region 2 is under mitigations as of Nov. 4. This includes no indoor dining or bar service.

Within this region, La Salle County has seen its positivity rate jump from 7.2% on Oct. 23 to 16.3% on Nov. 4.

Chicago has seen 10 days of positivity increases and nine days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 11.0% to 11.4%. Currently, 22% of medical/surgical beds and 27% of ICU beds are available.

Region 11 (the city of Chicago) began tier one of additional mitigations Oct. 30.

Suburban Cook County has seen 10 days of positivity increases and eight days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 11.3% to 11.6%. Currently, 20% of medical/surgical beds and 26% of ICU beds are available. The region (Region 10) is in tier one of the state’s additional mitigation restrictions.

To see how other regions across the state are doing, see the full IDPH dashboard here.

Newly reported deaths include:

• Adams County: 1 male 90s

• Champaign County: 1 male 50s

• Clark County: 1 female 80s

• Clay County: 1 male 70s

• Cook County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 7 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 3 males 80s. 2 females 90s, 3 males 90s

• DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s

• Fulton County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

• Jefferson County: 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s

• Kane County: 2 males 80s

• Kankakee County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s

• Knox County: 1 female 90s

• La Salle County: 1 male 80s

• Macon County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

• Madison County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s

• Marion County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s

• McHenry County: 1 male 60s

• McLean County: 1 male 50s,

• Peoria County: 1 female 90s

• Randolph County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s

• Rock Island County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s

• St. Clair County: 1 female 90s

• Stephenson County: 1 male 80s

• Vermilion County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s

• Warren County: 1 male 70s

• Whiteside County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s

• Will County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s

• Winnebago County: 3 males 70s, 1 male 90s

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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