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Illinois reports 9,887 new COVID-19 cases, 208 additional deaths Saturday

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 9,887 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 208 additional deaths Saturday, the fifth consecutive day with more than 100 deaths announced.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate remained flat at 10.3%. The state received the results of 102,678 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Saturday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 779,975 cases of the virus, and 13,179 people have died. The state has conducted 11,021,676 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Friday, Illinois had 5,331 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, a decrease of 122 patients over the previous day and the sixth consecutive day total hospitalizations have decreased. Of those hospitalizations, 1,134 were in intensive care units, and 694 were on ventilators.

Regional update: Currently, all 11 of the state’s health regions are under additional mitigation measures from the IDPH, and as of Nov. 20, all 11 regions are under Tier 3 mitigations.

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

The North Suburban region (McHenry and Lake counties) has seen zero consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate remained flat at 12.8%. Currently, 15.7% of medical/surgical beds and 23.9% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 11 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and five consecutive days under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

The Lake/McHenry region has a rolling, seven-day average of 332 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, and that number has decreased for seven of the past 10 days.

Within the region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average increased to 15.7%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 11.9%.

Finally, within the Lake/McHenry region, there are 45 available, staffed ICU beds out of 188 total, a decrease of two from Friday.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen zero consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased slightly to 13.1%. Currently, 13.4% of medical/surgical beds and 21.3% of ICU beds are available.

The region has nine consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability and five consecutive days under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

The Kane/DuPage region has a rolling, seven-day average of 627 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased for 10 consecutive days in this region.

Within the region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 15.3%, and DuPage County is at 12.2%.

Finally, within the DuPage/Kane region, there are 72 available, staffed ICU beds out of 344 total, an decrease of three from Friday.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen zero consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate remained flat 16.8%. Currently, 18.5% of medical/surgical beds and 22.8% of ICU beds are available.

The region has two days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and five consecutive days under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

The Will/Kankakee region has a rolling, seven-day average of 320 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased for 10 consecutive days in this region.

Finally, within the Will/Kankakee region, there are 46 available, staffed ICU beds out of 162 total, an increase of 10 from Friday.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen zero consecutive days under the 12%. The region’s positivity rate remained flat at 15.3%. Currently, 26% of medical/surgical beds and 22.2% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Region 1 has a rolling, seven-day average of 241 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased for 10 consecutive days in this region.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased slightly to 14.5%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 15.1%, and Whiteside County’s rate increased to 15.2%.

Finally, within this region, there are 37 available, staffed ICU beds out of 179 total, a decrease of seven from Friday.

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 zero consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 13.9%. Currently, 21.6% of medical/surgical beds and 13.2% of ICU beds are available.

The region has four consecutive days under the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability and 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Region 2 has a rolling, seven-day average of 463 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased eight out of the past 10 days in this region.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 14.2%.

Finally, within this region, there are 30 available, staffed ICU beds out of 255, a decrease of seven since Friday.

Chicago has seen zero days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 12.5%. Currently, 17.4% of medical/surgical beds and 19.2% of ICU beds are available.

The region has one days below the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and two days under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Chicago has a rolling, seven-day average of 1,239 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased seven out of the past 10 days in this region.

Suburban Cook County has seen zero consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 12.7%. Currently, 19.3% of medical/surgical beds and 16.2% of ICU beds are available.

The region has four consecutive days under the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability and three consecutive days below the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Suburban Cook County has a rolling, seven-day average of 1,529 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased nine out of the past 10 days in this region.

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

Newly reported deaths include:

• Bond County: 1 male 80s

• Champaign County: 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s

• Clark County: 1 female 90s

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

• Coles County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s

• Cook County: 2 females 50s, 3 males 50s, 6 females 60s, 7 males 60s, 8 females 70s, 12 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 14 males 80, 6 females 90, 2 males 90s, 1 female over 100

• Cumberland County: 1 male 80s

• DeKalb County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 80s

• DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 3 males 90s

• Effingham County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

• Fayette County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s

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

• Greene County: 1 male 60s

• Grundy County: 1 male 80s

• Henry County: 1 female 90s

• Kane County: 2 males 60s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s

• Kankakee County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

• Knox County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

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

• La Salle County: 1 male 50s, 2 males 80s

• Lee County: 1 male 80s

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

• Logan County: 1 male 70s

• Macon County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s

• Macoupin County: 2 males 80s

• Madison County: 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female over 100

• McHenry County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s

• McLean County: 1 female 80s

• Mercer County: 1 male 70s

• Ogle County: 1 female 80s

• Peoria County: 1 female 80s

• Pike County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s

• Rock Island County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 2 males 90s

• Sangamon County: 1 female 50s, 3 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s

• Schuyler County: 1 female 70s

• St. Clair County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 90s, 1 female over 100

• Stark County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s

• Stephenson County: 1 male 70s

• Tazewell County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 80s

• Union County: 1 female 90s

• Vermilion County: 2 females 80s

• White County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s

• Whiteside County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

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

• Williamson County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s

• Winnebago County: 1 male 50s, 3 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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