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Coronavirus

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

20 new deaths, including an infant from DeKalb County

Signs at the Morrison Sports Complex remind visitors to wear their masks and social distance.
Signs at the Morrison Sports Complex remind visitors to wear their masks and social distance.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,120 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 20 additional deaths, including an infant from DeKalb County, on Friday.

As of late Thursday, Illinois had 1,481 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, a drop of more than 100 patients in 24 hours. Of those hospitalized, 329 were in intensive care units, and 149 were on ventilators.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate remained flat at 3.6%. The state received the results of 61,918 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Friday afternoon.

Illinois now has seen 270,327 total cases of the virus and 8,411 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 4,982,856 tests since the start of the pandemic.

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 may also 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 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 four days of positivity increases and zero days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 5.7%. Currently, 41% of medical/surgical beds are available and 60% of ICU beds.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen four days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases, an increase in both metrics. The region's positivity rate increased to 5.5%. Currently, 33% of medical/surgical beds are available and 41% of ICU beds.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen two days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 5.6%, and Gov. JB Prtizker announced that effective at 5 p.m. Friday, this region will be restored to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, allowing for indoor dining among other activities.

Currently, 30% of the region's medical/surgical beds are available and 34% of ICU beds.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen two days of positivity increases and one day of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased to 6.4%. Currently, 39% of medical/surgical beds are available and 42% of ICU beds.

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 one day of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 5.9%. Currently, 39% of medical/surgical beds are available and 38% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen one day of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased slightly to 4.9%. Currently, 25% of medical/surgical beds are available and 34% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen two days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 5.2%. Currently, 29% of medical/surgical beds are available and 38% of ICU beds.

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

Newly reported deaths include:

• Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 80s

• DeKalb County: 1 infant

• DuPage County: 1 male 40s

• Edgar County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s

• Franklin County: 1 male 50s

• Lake County: 1 male 80s

• McHenry County: 1 male 60s

• St. Clair County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s

• Tazewell County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 80s

• Will County: 1 male 70s

• Williamson County: 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s

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