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Illinois sees most COVID-19 deaths in one day since mid-June

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 6,516 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 68 additional deaths Tuesday, the largest amount of COVID-19 deaths in single day since June 17.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate now is 8.2%. The state received the results of 82,435 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Tuesday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 430,018 total cases of the virus, and 9,878 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 7,958,856 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 3,594 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since May 28. Of those, 755 were in intensive care units, the most since June 5, and 326 were on ventilators, the most since June 16.

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 nine days of positivity increases and eight days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 10.2% to 10.5%. Currently, 35% of medical/surgical beds and 48% of ICU beds are available.

Region 9 (the North Suburban region) began tier one mitigation efforts Saturday.

Regional data from IDPH remains on a three-day lag. But within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average increased to 13.8%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 9.3%.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen seven days of positivity increases and nine days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 11.1% to 11.6%. Currently, 29% 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.

For the first time in 11 days, the seven-day rolling average for hospitalizations for COVID-19-like illness did not increase for the Kane/DuPage region. It remained flat at 40 admissions.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen eight days of positivity increases and seven days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 12.4% to 12.6%. Currently, 23% of the region’s medical/surgical beds and 31% 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 five days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 14.6% to 15.3%. This remains the highest rate of any of the state’s 11 regions. Currently, 35% of medical/surgical beds and 38% of ICU beds are available.

The seven-day rolling average for hospitalizations for COVID-like illness in this region jumped from 16 to 20.

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 (20.0%), Lee (17.8%), Stephenson (17.7%), Carroll (16.9%), and Whiteside (16.8%). DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased from 10.3% to 10.8%.

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 nine days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 9.7% to 9.9%. Currently, 43% of medical/surgical beds are available and 39% of ICU beds.

Region 2 will be under mitigations effective 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 13.4% on Oct. 31.

Chicago has seen 10 days of positivity increases and nine days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased to 10.2%. Currently, 25% of medical/surgical beds and 30% of ICU beds are available.

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

Suburban Cook County has seen eight days of positivity increases and eight days of hospital admission increases. The region’s positivity rate increased from 10.1% to 10.5%. Currently, 26% of medical/surgical beds and 31% 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 female 90s

• Clay County: 1 female 90s

• Clinton County: 1 female 90s

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

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

• DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s

• Effingham County: 1 male 70s

• Franklin County: 1 male 80s

• Grundy County: 1 male 70s

• Kane County: 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s

• Knox County: 1 male 80s

• Lake County: 1 female 80s

• La Salle County: 1 female 100+

• Lee County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s

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

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

• Marshall County: 1 female 80s

• Mason County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s

• Mercer County: 1 male 80s

• Peoria County: 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

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

• St. Clair County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s

• Stephenson County: 1 male 80s

• Tazewell County: 1 female 90s

• Warren County: 1 female 60s

• Whiteside County: 1 female 90s

• Will County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 100+

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

• Winnebago County: 1 male 70s, 3 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 100+

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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