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Coronavirus

COVID-19 patients in the hospital in Illinois reach early June levels

IDPH: 4,000 new cases, 46 additional deaths

Cars line up at the Whiteside County Health Department in Rock Falls Sunday morning. The  Illinois Mobile Testing Team tested 264 people on Saturday for COVID-19.
Cars line up at the Whiteside County Health Department in Rock Falls Sunday morning. The Illinois Mobile Testing Team tested 264 people on Saturday for COVID-19.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 46 additional deaths Tuesday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate increased to 6.4%. The state received the results of 62,074 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Tuesday afternoon.

Illinois now has seen 382,985 total cases of the virus, and 9,568 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 7,388,290 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 2,758 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since June 4. Of those, 595 were in intensive care units, the most since June 12, and 241 were on ventilators, the most since June 21.

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 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 nine days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter mitigation measures – and five days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased to 8.4%. Currently, 40% of medical/surgical beds are available and 50% of ICU beds.

This in the second day this region has hit the state's fail-safe of 8% positive. If the region is at or above 8% on Wednesday, it will be subject to enhanced mitigations.

Regional data from IDPH remains on a three-day lag, but within this region, McHenry County's seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 12.1%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 7.0%, a 0.5 percentage point jump in one day.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen six days of positivity increases and eight days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased stayed flat at 9.5%, still well above the state's threshold of 8%. Currently, 29% of medical/surgical beds are available and 43% of ICU beds.

Hospitalizations for COVID-like illness for this region have increased for six consecutive days.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen eight days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased to 9.6%. Currently, 26% of the region's medical/surgical beds are available and 29% of ICU beds.

Both the West and South Suburban regions have been placed under stricter COVID-19 mitigations by the IDPH, meaning indoor dining and bar service are prohibited, although a Kane County judge granted a temporary restraining order for a Geneva restaurant to allow for indoor dining.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen six days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases, a decrease in both metrics. The region's positivity rate decreased from 12.8% to 12.5%. This remains the highest rate of any of the state's 11 regions. Currently, 37% of medical/surgical beds are available and 42% of ICU beds.

After failing to lower its positivity rate below 8%, the North region (Region 1) was moved into the IDPH's tier two mitigation measures Sunday. 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 that are reporting the highest positivity rates are Boone (15.9%), Winnebago (13.5%), and Whiteside (12.9%). DeKalb County's positivity rate decreased from 10.1% to 9.6%.

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 five days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased to 7.5%. Currently, 40% of medical/surgical beds are available and 39% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen eight days of positivity increases and seven days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 7.7% to 7.8%. Currently, 25% of medical/surgical beds are available and 32% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen seven days of positivity increases and eight days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased to 8.0%. Currently, 27% of medical/surgical beds are available and 33% of ICU beds. Hospitalizations for COVID-like illness have increased for seven consecutive days in this region.

Suburban Cook County will be on enhanced mitigations starting Wednesday.

If the positivity rate in Region 10 averages less than or equal to 6.5% over a three-day period, there is a decrease in hospital admissions for COVID-19 like illness over a three-day period, and the three-day rolling averages of ICU bed availability and medical/surgical bed availability is greater than or equal to 20% over a seven-day period, the region will return to Phase 4 mitigations under the Restore Illinois Plan.

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

Newly reported deaths include:

• Adams County: 1 female 70s

• Carroll County: 1 male 90s

• Clinton County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s

• Coles County: 1 female 90s

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

• DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s

• Jefferson County: 1 female 90s

• Jo Daviess County: 2 females 90s

• Kane County: 1 male 80s

• Knox County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

• La Salle County: 2 female 80s

• Macon County: 1 female 70s

• Madison County: 1 female 80s

• Mason County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

• McLean County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s

• Moultrie County: 1 female 50s

• Pike County: 1 female 70s

• Richland County: 2 females 90s

• Rock Island County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

• St. Clair County: 1 male 70s

• Vermilion County: 1 male 70s

• Warren County: 1 male 60s

• Wayne County: 1 male 90s

• Whiteside County: 1 female 80s

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

• Williamson County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s

• Woodford County: 1 male 90s

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