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Coronavirus

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

IDPH: 18 deaths, 2,190 new cases of COVID-19

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker unveils a new mask awareness campaign called "It Only Works If You Wear It" during a press conference at the IEMA State Emergency Operations Center, Monday, August 3, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. The new $5 million awareness campaign will encourage Illinois residents to wear a face covering every time they're in public and will be advertised on broadcast and cable television, radio, billboards and social media to the communities with the greatest risk from COVID-19.
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker unveils a new mask awareness campaign called "It Only Works If You Wear It" during a press conference at the IEMA State Emergency Operations Center, Monday, August 3, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. The new $5 million awareness campaign will encourage Illinois residents to wear a face covering every time they're in public and will be advertised on broadcast and cable television, radio, billboards and social media to the communities with the greatest risk from COVID-19.

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Illinois reported 18 deaths and 2,190 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The state tested 48,016 people over the previous 24 hours. Illinois’ seven-day rolling positivity rate increased for the third straight day to 4.2%. Illinois has now seen 192,698 total cases of the virus and 7,631 people have died. A total of 3,032,634 tests have been run.

As of late Friday night, Illinois had 1,538 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 338 were in the ICU and 125 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 four days of positivity increases and five days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate went up to 5.2%. Currently 40% of medical/surgical beds are available and 54% of ICU beds.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen two days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased slightly to 4.4%. Currently 33% of medical/surgical beds are available and 47% of ICU beds.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen four days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 5.9% to 6.2%. Currently 35% of medical/surgical beds are available and 35% of ICU beds.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen three days of positivity increase and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased to 4.7%. Currently 41% of medical/surgical beds are available and 50% 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 – but only one day of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased slightly to 5.4%. Currently 42% of medical/surgical beds are available and 44% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen four days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate went up slightly to 5.0%. Currently 27% of medical/surgical beds are available and 40% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen five days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased to 5.8%. Currently 28% 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:

• Bureau County: 1 female 80s

• Cook County: 1 male 40s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s

• DuPage County: 1 female 80s

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

• Lake County: 1 male 60s

• Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s

• Mercer County: 1 female 80s

• Rock Island County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s

• St. Clair County: 1 male 60s

• Whiteside County: 1 male 80s

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

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