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Coronavirus

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

IDPH reports 4,062 new confirmed cases and 24 additional deaths

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The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,062 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 24 additional deaths Sunday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate remained at 6.1%. The state received the results of 72,097 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Sunday afternoon.

Illinois now has seen 374,256 total cases of the virus, and 9,505 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 7,268,952 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Saturday, Illinois had 2,605 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since June 10. Of those, 565 were in intensive care units and 214 were on ventilators.

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 four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased to 7.9%. Currently, 36% of medical/surgical beds are available and 48% of ICU beds.

Regional data from IDPH remains on a three-day lag, but within this region, McHenry County's seven-day positivity rate average has now climbed to 12.6%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 6.3%.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen seven days of positivity increases and eight days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased slightly from 9.3% to 9.2%, still well above the state's threshold of 8%. Currently, 25% of medical/surgical beds are available and 37% of ICU beds.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen nine days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate stayed the same at 9.3%. Currently, 25% of the region's medical/surgical beds are available and 27% 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. The two regions join Region 5 in the IDPH's tier one mitigation measures.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen seven days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 12.2% to 12.7%, jumping a full percentage point since Friday's update. This remains the highest rate of any of the state's 11 regions. Currently, 35% of medical/surgical beds are available and 37% 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 beginning Sunday. Among other things, this means gatherings are limited to ten people and outdoor dining groups are limited to six people instead of ten.

The region's counties that are reporting the highest positivity rates are Boone (15.8%), Winnebago (13.8%), and Whiteside (14.2%). DeKalb County's positivity rate remained the same at 8.7%.

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 stayed the same at 7.0%. Currently, 38% of medical/surgical beds are available and 41% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen eight days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter mitigation measures – and six days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 7.3% to 7.5%. Currently, 22% of medical/surgical beds are available and 29% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen eight days of positivity increases and seven days of hospital admission increases – meeting two criteria for stricter mitigation measures. The region's positivity rate increased from 7.5% to 7.7%. Currently, 25% of medical/surgical beds are available and 30% 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 20s, 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 4 females 70s, 3 females 80s, 2 males 80s

• Fayette County: 2 females 70s

• Ford County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

• Lake County: 1 female 90s

• Macon County: 1 female 80s

• Macoupin County: 1 male 40s

• Monroe County: 1 female 80s

• St. Clair County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s

• Whiteside County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 80s

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