Illinois announced 130 more deaths from COVID-19 and an additional 2,432 confirmed cases throughout the state on Friday.
The state has a seven-day rolling positivity rate of 16%. Illinois has now seen 90,369 cases of the virus and 4,058 people have died since the pandemic began. A total of 538,602 people have been tested.
“The positivity rate in Illinois is coming down,” Gov. JB Pritzker said Friday. “Right now … every region is meeting our positivity rate standard to move to phase three [of the Restore Illinois plan].”
As of late Thursday night, Illinois had 4,367 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 1,129 were in the ICU and 675 were on ventilators.
Regional update: As of May 12, the Northeast region (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, McHenry, Lake and Will counties) had a positivity rate average of 19.4%. The region also had an average of 17.2% of medical/surgical beds available, 18.4% of ICU beds available and 63.1% of ventilators available.
The North Central region (Bureau, DeKalb, La Salle, Lee, Ogle, Whiteside, Carroll, Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson, Putnam and Jo Daviess counties) had a positivity rate average of 7.5%. On average, there was an availability of 42% of medical/surgical beds, 42.7% of ICU beds and 59% of ventilators.
The Central region had an average positivity rate of 5.3%. On average, there was an availability of 51.3% of medical/surgical beds, 47.6% of ICU beds and 81.6% of ventilators.
The Southern region had an average positivity rate of 8.2%. On average, there was an availability of 45.6% of medical/surgical beds, 29.3% of ICU beds and 75.3% of ventilators.
Threshold for next phase: In addition to having testing available for patients, health care workers, first responders, people with underlying conditions, and residents and staff in congregate living facilities, and contact tracing and monitoring in place 24 hours after diagnosis, regions must hit the following thresholds to move on to the next phase in the Restore Illinois plan:
At or under a 20 percent positive rate and increasing no more than 10 percentage points over a 14-day period, AND
No overall increase (i.e. stability or decrease) in hospital admissions for COVID-19-like illness for 28 days, AND
Available surge capacity of at least 14 percent of ICU beds, medical and surgical beds, and ventilators.
Newly reported deaths:
– Boone County: 1 male 70s
– Champaign County: 1 female 40s
– Cook County: 1 male youth, 2 males 30s, 2 females 40s, 4 males 40s, 5 males 50s, 4 females 60s, 8 males 60s, 10 females 70s, 8 males 70s, 18 females 80s, 9 males 80s, 3 unknown 80s, 6 females 90s, 5 males 90s, 1 male 100+
– DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 90s
– Kane County: 2 females 60s, 1 male 80s
– Lake County: 1 male 40s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
– La Salle County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
– Macon County: 1 male 80s
– Madison County: 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s
– McHenry County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
– McLean County: 1 female 70s
– Rock Island: 1 female 90s
– Sangamon County: 1 female 60s
– St. Clair County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
– Union County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
– Will County: 1 female 70s, 4 females 80s, 1 female 90s
– Winnebago County: 1 female 90s
Source: The Daily Chronicle