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Illinois reports 192 additional COVID-19 deaths, highest single-day total

Illinois saw its single deadliest 24-hour period during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 192 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Wednesday.

There were 1,677 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, making for a total of 84,698 positive cases.

Testing capacity is increasing statewide, Director of the IDPH Dr. Ngozi Ezike said.

Illinois reported Wednesday a 17% positive rate, calculated on a seven-day rolling average.

As of Tuesday night, there were 4,563 people in the hospital with COVID-19, and of those, there were 1208 in the ICU and 714 on ventilators.

There have been 48,259 tests performed and 17,668 reported in the last 24 hours.

The Northeast region (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, McHenry, Lake and Will counties), as of Wednesday, had a 20.7% positivity rate, just above the threshold of 20% needed for 14 days straight as a component of advancing to Phase 3 in the governor’s Restore Illinois plan.

As of May 10, the Northeast region has seen a downward trend in positive tests. The region has 63.3% ventilator availability, 17.5 % ICU bed availability and 17.3% medical/surgical bed availability, all meeting the threshold to advance to Phase 3.

The North Central region (Bureau, DeKalb, La Salle, Lee, Ogle, Whiteside, Carroll, Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson, Putnam and Jo Daviess counties) has a 7.7% positivity rate. The region also has a 41.2% medical/surgical bed, 41% ICU bed availability, and 62.% ventilator availability. The North Central region, along with the Central and Southern regions, are all meeting the thresholds required to advance to Phase 3.

Deaths announced Wednesday include:

– Clinton County: 1 female 20s

– Cook County: 1 male teens, 1 female 30s, 3 males 40s, 4 females 50s, 8 males 50s, 10 females 60s, 21 males 60s, 13 females 70s, 18 males 70s, 15 females 80s, 19 males 80s, 1 unknown 80s, 17 females 90s, 6 males 90s, 3 females 100+

– DuPage County: 2 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 5 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

– Jasper County: 1 male 90s

– Jefferson County: 1 male 60s

– Kane County: 1 female 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

– Lake County: 1 male 40s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 90s, 1 unknown 90s

– Madison County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s

– McHenry County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

– Sangamon County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

– St. Clair County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

– Will County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

– Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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