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Illinois reports 11,028 new COVID-19 cases, 166 additional deaths Saturday

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 11,028 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 166 additional deaths Saturday.

Sixty-six of the deaths occurred Friday, and IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said during Friday’s news conference that a delay in death data reporting Friday would result in additional deaths being reported Saturday.

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is now 12.6%.  

Illinois now has seen 562,985 total cases of the virus, and 10,670 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 8,986,010 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Friday, Illinois had 5,415 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, one again setting a state record. Of those, 1,018 COVID-19 patients were in intensive care units and 499 patients were on ventilators.

Regional update: 

Additional restrictions, meant to stem the spread of COVID-19, 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 may also become more restrictive 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.

Currently, all eleven of the state’s health regions are under additional mitigation measures from the IDPH.

Regional data from IDPH remains on a three-day lag. 

The North Suburban region (McHenry and Lake counties) has seen 10 days of positivity increases and eight days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 15.8% to 16.2%.

Currently, 26% of medical/surgical beds are available and 41% of ICU beds in the region are available.

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

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average has climbed to 21.5%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 14.1%.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 10 days of positivity increases and six days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 15.2% to 15.5%. Currently, 21% of medical/surgical beds are available and 32% of ICU beds.

The region (Region 8) is currently in tier 2 of the state’s additional mitigation restrictions.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen 10 days of positivity increases and nine days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 18.6% to 19.2%.

Currently, 16% of the region’s medical/surgical beds are available and 15% of ICU beds are available. The region (Region 7) is currently in tier 2 of the state’s additional mitigation restrictions.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen nine days of positivity increases and eight days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 19.4% to 19.9%.

Currently, 28% of medical/surgical beds are available and 34% of ICU beds.

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 nine days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 15.6% to 16.0%.

Currently, 33% of both medical/surgical beds are available and 31% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen 10 days of positivity increases and nine days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 14.4% to 14.6%. Currently, 21% of medical/surgical beds are available and 27% of ICU beds.

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 10 days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 14.4% to 14.8%. Currently, 20% of medical/surgical beds are available and 26% of ICU beds. The region (Region 10) is currently 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 female 50s, 1 female 90s

Bond County: 1 male 80s

Brown County: 1 male 60s

Bureau County: 1 male 80s

Champaign County: 1 female 90s

Clinton County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s

Coles County: 1 female 60s

Cook County: 2 males 40s, 4 females 50s, 2 males 50s, 6 females 60s, 10 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 7 males 70s, 8 females 80s, 14 males 80s, 6 females 90s, 7 males 90s

DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 2 males 90s

Effingham County: 2 females 90s

Franklin County: 1 female 90s

Henry County: 1 male 70s

Iroquois County: 1 female 60s

Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s

Kankakee County: 1 male 80s

Kendall County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s

Knox County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s

Lake County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s

LaSalle County: 1 male 90s

Livingston County: 1 male 60s

Macon County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s

Madison county: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s

McLean County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s

Monroe County: 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s

Ogle County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s

Peoria County: 1 female 40s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 90s

Randolph County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 90s

Rock Island County: 1 male 80s

Sangamon County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s

Shelby County: 1 male 60s

Stephenson County: 1 female 70s

Tazewell County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

Vermilion County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s

Wayne County: 1 male 60s

Whiteside County: 1 female 90s

Will County: 1 female 60s, 2 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s

Williamson County: 1 male 70s

Winnebago County: 1 female 80s

Woodford County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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