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Coronavirus

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

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker answers questions from the media, along with Dr. Ngozi Ezike, left, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, during his daily press briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic from his office at the Illinois State Capitol, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool)
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker answers questions from the media, along with Dr. Ngozi Ezike, left, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, during his daily press briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic from his office at the Illinois State Capitol, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool)

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Illinois reported 21 deaths and 1,941 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The state tested 49,782 people over the previous 24 hours. That is a single-day record for testing in the state, and the 24-hour positivity rate was down 0.5 percentage points from the previous day. Illinois’ seven-day rolling positivity rate went up to 3.9%. Illinois has now seen 178,837 total cases of the virus and 7,495 people have died. A total of 2,699,568 tests have been run.

As of late Thursday night, Illinois had 1,369 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 346 were in the ICU and 148 were on ventilators.

Regional update: According to a July 15 update to the governor's COVID-19 response plan, the state will be tracking public health metrics in a slightly different way to monitor any potential resurgences of the coronavirus. 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 eight days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter measures – but only two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 5.3%. Currently 36% of medical/surgical beds are available and 51% of ICU beds.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen five days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases, an increase of one for both metrics. The region's positivity rate went up to 4.7%. Currently 32% of medical/surgical beds are available and 48% of ICU beds.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen seven days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter measures – but only one day of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate went up to 6.3%. Currently 25% of medical/surgical beds are available and 31% of ICU beds.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen seven days of positivity increase – meeting one criteria for stricter measures – and zero days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 5.0%. Currently 43% of medical/surgical beds are available and 48% 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 seven days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter measures – and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate went up to 4.4%. Currently 39% of medical/surgical beds are available and 49% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen six days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 4.8%. Currently 29% of medical/surgical beds are available and 40% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen nine days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter measures – but only four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate went up to 5.7%. Currently 27% 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 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 3 females 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 3 males 90s

DeKalb County: 1 female 80s

DuPage County: 1 male 70s

Kane County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 70s

Kendall County: 1 female 50s

St. Clair County: 1 female 80s

Will County: 1 female 90s

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