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Coronavirus

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

COVID-19 Hospitalizations across the state dip by almost 200 patients in 2 days

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The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,462 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 14 additional deaths Sunday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate remained flat at 3.7%. The state received the results of 46,890 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Sunday afternoon.

Illinois now has seen 261,371 total cases of the virus and 8,309 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 4,735,866 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Saturday, Illinois had 1,422 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, a decrease of 198 patients over the past two days. Of those, 328 were in intensive care units, and 136 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 ten 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 six days of positivity increases and one day of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 6.4% to 7.0%. Currently, 39% of medical/surgical beds are available and 54% of ICU beds.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen four days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 5.6% to 6.1%. Currently, 31% of medical/surgical beds are available and 48% of ICU beds.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen two days of positivity increases and one day of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased slightly to 7.5%.

Additional mitigation measures from the IDPH have been placed on the region after its positivity rate exceeded 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% of the region's medical/surgical beds are available and 33% of ICU beds.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen three days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased significantly from 5.6% to 6.4%. Currently, 41% of medical/surgical beds are available and 43% 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 three days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 6.5%. Currently, 41% of medical/surgical beds are available and 44% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen two days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased slightly to 5.3%. Currently, 27% of medical/surgical beds are available and 41% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen three days of positivity increases and one day of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 5.8% to 6.3%. Currently, 29% of medical/surgical beds are available and 35% 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 30s, 1 female 40s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s

- DuPage County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s

- Kane County: 1 male 60s

- Lake County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s

- Madison County: 1 male 60s

- McHenry County: 1 male 20s

- Williamson County: 1 female 70s

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