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Illinois surpasses 2 million total COVID-19 tests

Illinois has surpassed 2 million total COVID-19 tests since the pandemic began in March. The state reached this new milestone as it once again tested more than 30,000 people in a single day.

On Monday, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced six deaths from COVID-19 and 883 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

IDPH indicated that 2.94% of 30,012 total tests in the previous 24 hours came back positive.The state’s seven-day rolling positivity rate is 3.0%. Illinois has now seen 154,799 total cases of the virus and 7,193 people have died. A total of 2,012,994 people have been tested.

As of late Sunday night, Illinois had 1,362 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 334 were in the ICU and 136 were on ventilators. The state had more than 14,000 open hospital beds.

Regional update: As of Sunday, the Northeast region (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, McHenry, Lake and Will counties) reported a positivity rate average of 4%. The region reported an average of 32% of medical/surgical beds available, 42% of ICU beds available and 74% of ventilators available.

The North Central region (Bureau, DeKalb, La Salle, Lee, Ogle, Whiteside, Carroll, Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson, Putnam and Jo Daviess counties) reported a positivity rate rolling average of 3%. On average, the region has enough medical/surgical beds to accommodate a 44% surge in COVID-19 cases. The region reported that 52% of ICU beds are available and 75% of ventilators are available.

The Central region reported an average positivity rate of 2%. On average, there was an availability of 39% of medical/surgical beds, 46% of ICU beds and 80% of ventilators.

The Southern region had an average positivity rate of 5%. On average, there was an availability of 43% of medical/surgical beds, 49% of ICU beds and 77% of ventilators.

Newly reported deaths include:

– Cook County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

– DuPage County: 1 male 80s

– Montgomery County: 1 male 90s

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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