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Illinois reports new record for highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 in a single day, cites delay in some data reporting

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 9,757 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 238 additional deaths Wednesday – a new record for the most deaths the state has reported in one day.

IDPH added that some data reported is a result of a delay from the past holiday weekend, which may be a factor in the high number of deaths reported.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate stayed the same at 10.6%. The state received the results of 85,507 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Wednesday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 748,603 cases of the virus, and 12,639 people have died. The state has conducted 10,699,586 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Tuesday, Illinois had 5,764 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, a decrease of 71 patients over the previous day, and the fewest number of hospitalizations since Nov. 13. Of those hospitalizations, 1,190 were in intensive care units, and 714 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 increased slightly to 12.8%. Currently, 18.7% of medical/surgical beds are available and 22.8% of ICU beds.

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

The Lake/McHenry region has a rolling, seven-day average of 342 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, and that number has decreased for seven consecutive days.

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 11.8%.

Finally, within the Lake/McHenry region, there are 44 available, staffed ICU beds out of 187 total.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen zero consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 12.5%. Currently, 16.2% of medical/surgical beds are available and 24.1% of ICU beds.

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

The Kane/DuPage region has a rolling, seven-day average of 637 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased nine out of the past 10 days in this region.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 15%, and DuPage County is at 11.4%.

Finally, within the DuPage/Kane region, there are 69 available, staffed ICU beds out of 344 total, a decrease of 29 from Tuesday.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen zero consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 16.6%. Currently, 17.8% of medical/surgical beds are available and 20.2% of ICU beds.

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

The Will/Kankakee region has a rolling, seven-day average of 345 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased seven out of the past 10 days in this region.

Finally, within the Will/Kankakee region, there are 33 available, staffed ICU beds out of 162 total, an increase of two over Tuesday.

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 increased to 15%. Currently, 22.8% of medical/surgical beds are available and 20.1% of ICU beds.

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 253 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 12.2%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 17.4%, and Whiteside County’s rate dropped to 14.4%.

Finally, within this region, there are 34 available, staffed ICU beds out of 179 total.

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 13.3%. Currently, 24% of medical/surgical beds are available and 18.3% of ICU beds.

The region has one day 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 490 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased six out of the past 10 days in this region.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 12.3%.

Finally, within this region, there are 37 available, staffed ICU beds out of 255, a decrease of 11 since Tuesday.

Chicago has seen zero consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 12%. Currently, 21% of medical/surgical beds are available and 22.9% of ICU beds.

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.

Chicago has a rolling, seven-day average of 1,259 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have increased five out of the past 10 days in this region.

Suburban Cook County has seen zero consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate remained flat at 12.4%. Currently, 20.2% of medical/surgical beds are available and 18.5% of ICU beds.

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

Suburban Cook County has a rolling, seven-day average of 1,562 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased six out of the past 10 days in this region.

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

Newly reported deaths include:

– Adams County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s

– Alexander County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s

– Boone County: 1 female 70s

– Bureau County: 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s

– Calhoun County: 1 female 60s

– Clay County: 1 female 70s

– Clinton County: 1 female 90s

– Coles County: 1 male 90s

– Cook County: 3 females 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 5 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 4 males 60s, 9 females 70s, 19 males 70s, 8 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 8 female 90s, 5 males 90s

– Cumberland County: 1 female 80s

– DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 5 males 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s,

– Edgar County: 1 male 90s

– Effingham County: 1 male 60s

– Fayette County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s

– Franklin County: 1 female 90s

– Grundy County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

– Hamilton County: 1 male 70s

– Hancock County: 1 male 80s

– Hardin County: 1 male 80s

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

– Iroquois County: 2 males 80s

– Jasper County: 1 female 60s

– Jefferson County: 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s,

– Jo Daviess County: 1 female 60s

– Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s, 1 male 100+

– Kankakee County: 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 2 females 90s

– Kendall County: 2 males 80s, 1 male 100+

– Knox County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s

– Lake County: 1 male 50s, 4 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

– La Salle County: 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s

– Lawrence County: 1 female 70s

– Lee County: 1 female 80s

– Livingston County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 3 females 90s, 1 male 90s

– Logan County: 1 female 80s

– Macon County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

– Macoupin County: 1 female 70s

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

– Marion County: 2 females 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

– Marshall County: 1 female 70s

– Massac County: 1 female 80s

– McHenry County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s

– Menard County: 1 female 70s

– Mercer County: 1 male 70s

– Monroe County: 1 female 80s

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

– Moultrie County: 1 male 80s

– Ogle County: 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+

– Peoria County: 2 males 80s

– Perry County: 1 female 70s

– Pike County: 2 females 80s

– Rock Island County: 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s

– Saline County: 1 male 70s

– Sangamon County: 1 female 80s

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

– Tazewell County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s

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

– Whiteside County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s

– Will County: 1 female 60s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

– Winnebago County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 5 males 80s, 1 male 90s

– Woodford County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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