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Coronavirus

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

State's positivity rate increases slightly to 3.6%, hospitalizations decrease

A man wears a mask as he leaves a convenient store during the COVID-19 pandemic in Arlington Heights, Ill., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. In violation of Gov. Gov. J.B. Pritzker's social distancing mandates within city limits, the City of DeKalb council approved of a $300 fine for anyone not wearing mask or social distancing outside in the city. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A man wears a mask as he leaves a convenient store during the COVID-19 pandemic in Arlington Heights, Ill., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. In violation of Gov. Gov. J.B. Pritzker's social distancing mandates within city limits, the City of DeKalb council approved of a $300 fine for anyone not wearing mask or social distancing outside in the city. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,514 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 25 additional deaths Friday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate increased slightly to 3.6%. The state received the results of 69,793 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Friday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 283,885 total cases of the virus, and 8,563 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 5,363,471 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Thursday, Illinois had 1,637 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, a decrease of 76 patients over the previous 24 hours. Of those currently in the hospital, 371 were in intensive care units, and 124 were on ventilators. This is the lowest number of COVID-19 patients on a ventilator since mid-August.

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 one day of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased slightly to 5.0%. Currently, 36% of medical/surgical beds are available and 49% of ICU beds.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen one day of positivity increases and one days of hospital admission increases, a decrease in both metrics. The region's positivity rate decreased to 5.3%. Currently, 27% of medical/surgical beds are available and 38% 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 remained flat at 5.7%. Currently, 28% 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 four days of positivity increases and one day of hospital admission increases, a decrease in both metrics. The region's positivity rate decreased for the first time in four days, this time to 7.6%, still the highest rate of any of the state's 11 regions. Currently, 38% of medical/surgical beds are available and 50% of ICU beds.

If Region 1 hits 8% positive for three consecutive days, IDPH will put the region on additional mitigations.

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 zero days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased slightly to 5.3%. Currently, 39% of medical/surgical beds are available and 41% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen two days of positivity increases and one day of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 4.6%. Currently, 23% of medical/surgical beds are available and 32% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen two days of positivity increases and zero days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased slightly to 4.6%. Currently, 26% of medical/surgical beds are available and 34% 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 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+

• Cumberland County: 1 female 80s

• DuPage County:  1 male 70s, 2 females 90s

• Green County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s

• Jersey County: 1 male 90s

• Kane County: 1 male 50s

• Menard County: 1 male 90s

• Richland County: 1 male 80s

• Saline County: 1 male 70s

• St. Clair County: 1 female 70s

• Tazewell County: 1 female 70s

• Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s

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

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