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

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The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 7,598 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 76 additional deaths Sunday, ending a five-day streak of more than 100 COVID-19 deaths in a single day.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased to 10.1%. The state received the results of 79,538 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Sunday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 787,573 cases of the virus, and 13,255 people have died. The state has conducted 11,101,214 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Saturday, Illinois had 5,160 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, a decrease of 171 patients over the previous day and the seventh consecutive day total hospitalizations have decreased. Of those hospitalizations, 1,103 were in intensive care units, and 643 were on ventilators.

Regional update: Currently, all 11 of the state’s health regions are under additional mitigation measures from the IDPH, and as of Nov. 20, all 11 regions are under Tier 3 mitigations.

Regional data from the IDPH remains on a three-day lag.

The North Suburban region (McHenry and Lake counties) has seen zero consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 12.5%. Currently, 18.3% of medical/surgical beds are available and 25.2% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days more than the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and six consecutive days less than the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

The Lake/McHenry region has a rolling, seven-day average of 323 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, and that number has decreased for seven consecutive days.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 15.1%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 11.7%.

Finally, within the Lake/McHenry region, there are 50 available, staffed ICU beds out of 188 total, an increase of five from Saturday’s update.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen zero consecutive days under the 12% threshold to return to Tier 2 mitigations. The region’s positivity rate increased slightly to 13.2%. Currently, 14.1% of medical/surgical beds are available and 21.1% of ICU beds.

The region has ten consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and six consecutive days under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

The Kane/DuPage region has a rolling, seven-day average of 613 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 14.8%, and DuPage County is at 12.5%.

Finally, within the DuPage/Kane region, there are 71 available, staffed ICU beds out of 344 total.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen zero consecutive days under the 12% threshold to return to Tier 2 mitigations. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 16.1%. Currently, 20.2% of medical/surgical beds are available and 24.9% of ICU beds.

The region has three consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and one day over the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

The Will/Kankakee region has a rolling, seven-day average of 311 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

Finally, within the Will/Kankakee region, there are 39 available, staffed ICU beds out of 162 total, an decrease of seven over Saturday.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen zero consecutive days under the 12% threshold to return to Tier 2 mitigations. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 14.7%. Currently, 27.1% of medical/surgical beds are available and 21.8% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Region 1 has a rolling, seven-day average of 240 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate decreased to 14.1%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 11.4%, and Whiteside County’s rate dropped to 14.3%.

Finally, within this region, there are 36 available, staffed ICU beds out of 179 total.

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 consecutive days under the 12% threshold to return to Tier 2 mitigations. The region’s positivity rate decreased slightly to 13.8%. Currently, 21.2% of medical/surgical beds are available and 14% of ICU beds.

The region has five consecutive days under the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Region 2 has a rolling, seven-day average of 453 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased nine out of the past 10 days in this region.

Within this region, La Salle county’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 13.9%.

Finally, within this region, there are 40 available, staffed ICU beds out of 255, an increase of 10 since Saturday.

Chicago has seen zero consecutive days under the 12% threshold to return to Tier 2 mitigations. The region’s positivity rate increased to 12.6%. Currently, 17.5% of medical/surgical beds are available and 19.8% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Chicago has a rolling, seven-day average of 1,221 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased 8 out of the past ten days in this region.

Suburban Cook County has seen zero consecutive days under the 12% threshold to return to Tier 2 mitigations. The region’s positivity rate remained flat at 12.7%. Currently, 20.8% of medical/surgical beds are available and 17.2% of ICU beds.

The region has five consecutive days under the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and one day above the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Suburban Cook County has a rolling, seven-day average of 1,505 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased 9 out of the past 10 days in this region.

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

Newly reported deaths include:

• Boone County: 1 female 80s

• Champaign County: 1 male 70s

• Christian County: 1 male 80s

• Cook County: 3 females 50s, 2 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 4 females 80s, 4 males 80s, 1 female 90s

• DuPage County: 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s

• Hancock County: 1 female 80s

• Henderson County: 1 female 90s

• Jersey County: 1 female 60s

• Jo Daviess County: 1 male 70s

• Johnson County: 1 male 50s

• Kane County: 1 male 60s, 3 males 70s, 1 female 80s

• Kendall County: 1 male 70s

• Knox County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s

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

• Livingston County: 1 male 50s

• Macon County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s

• Madison County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 5 males 80s

• Massac County: 1 male 90s

• Ogle County: 1 female 80s

• Peoria County: 2 males 60s

• Richland County: 1 female 90s

• Sangamon County: 1 female 60s

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

• Vermilion County: 1 female 80s

• Whiteside County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

• Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s

• Winnebago County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s

Source: https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/12/06/heres-where-each-health-region-in-northern-illinois-stands-as-of-sunday/a17cg9s/

Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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