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Coronavirus

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

Shoppers wear face masks as they leave a Walmart store in Vernon Hills, Ill., Thursday, July 30, 2020.
Shoppers wear face masks as they leave a Walmart store in Vernon Hills, Ill., Thursday, July 30, 2020.

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Illinois reported eight deaths and 1,639 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The state tested 39,809 people over the previous 24 hours. Illinois’ seven-day rolling positivity rate remained flat at 3.9%. Illinois has now seen 180,476 total cases of the virus and 7,503 people have died. A total of 2,739,377 tests have been run.

As of late Friday night, Illinois had 1,347 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 334 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 stayed at 5.3% for the third straight day. Currently 35% of medical/surgical beds are available and 51% of ICU beds.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen four days of positivity increases – a decrease in that metric – and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained stable at 4.7%. Currently 33% of medical/surgical beds are available and 46% of ICU beds.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen seven days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter measures – and two day of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate went down to 6%. Currently 26% of medical/surgical beds are available and 30% of ICU beds.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen six days of positivity increase – a decrease in that metric – and zero days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 4.7%. Currently 44% 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 eight days of positivity increases – an increase in that metric and meeting one criteria for stricter measures – and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate went up to 4.6%. Currently 40% of medical/surgical beds are available and 49% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen six days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate went down to 4.7%. Currently 28% of medical/surgical beds are available and 40% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen eight days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter measures – but only four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate went down to 5.6%. Currently 27% of medical/surgical beds are available and 33% 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 70s, 1 male 80s

- Kane County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

- McHenry County: 1 female 70s

- St. Clair County: 1 male 70s

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