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Coronavirus

Here's where each health region in northern Illinois stands as of Saturday

IDPH reports 2,121 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 additional deaths

Gov. JB Pritzker addresses the media regarding the increased number of Covid-19 cases in Will and Kankakee counties and new restrictions on those areas during a press conference at the Will County Health Department in Joliet on Aug. 25.
Gov. JB Pritzker addresses the media regarding the increased number of Covid-19 cases in Will and Kankakee counties and new restrictions on those areas during a press conference at the Will County Health Department in Joliet on Aug. 25.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,121 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 22 additional deaths Saturday.

The state received the results of 56,594 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Saturday afternoon. The state's seven-day rolling positivity decreased from 3.9% to 3.7%.

Illinois has seen 259,909 total cases of the virus, and 8,295 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 4,688,976 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Friday, Illinois had 1,509 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 344 were in intensive care units, and 170 were on ventilators.

Regional update: According to a July 15 update to Gov. JB Pritzker's COVID-19 response plan, the state will be tracking public health metrics in a slightly different way to monitor any potential resurgences of COVID-19. 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 become more restrictive 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 more 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 five days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 6.4%. Currently, 41% and 54% of medical/surgical beds and ICU beds are available, respectively.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen four days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased slightly to 5.6%. Currently, 34% and 48% of medical/surgical beds and ICU beds are available, respectively.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen one day of positivity increases and one day of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 7.3%.

Additional mitigation measures from the IDPH have been placed on the region, and the region has gotten down below 8%. If it can hold below 8%, it will avoid additional mitigations. To return 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 14-day period. Currently, 31% and 34% of medical/surgical beds and ICU beds are available, respectively.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen three days of positivity increases and one day of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 5.6%. Currently, 43% and 44% of medical/surgical beds and ICU beds are available, respectively.

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 three days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 6.7%. Currently, 43% and 44% of medical/surgical beds and ICU beds are available, respectively.

Chicago has seen one day of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 5.1%. Currently, 29% and 42% of medical/surgical beds and ICU beds are available, respectively.

Suburban Cook County has seen three days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 5.8%. Currently, 31% and 40% of medical/surgical beds and ICU beds are available, respectively.

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

Newly reported deaths include:

• Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s

• Kane County: 1 female 50s

• Lake County: 1 male 70s

• Macon County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 100+

• Madison County: 1 male 80s

• Peoria County: 1 male 90s

• Wayne County: 1 female 80s

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