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Coronavirus

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

IDPH: 21 new COVID-19 deaths and 1,953 new confirmed cases

A sign is seen May 29 at Independence Park in Evanston.
A sign is seen May 29 at Independence Park in Evanston.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 21 deaths and 1,953 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.

Illinois’ seven-day average positivity rate for July 30 to Aug. 5 increased slightly to 4.0%. The state now has seen 188,424 total cases of COVID-19 and 7,594 people have died.

The state received the results of 41,686 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Thursday afternoon for a total of 2,937,749 tests conducted since the pandemic began, according to the IDPH.

As of late Wednesday night, Illinois had 1,517 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 346 were in the ICU and 132 were on ventilators.

Regional update:

According to a July 15 update to the Gov. JB Pritzker's COVID-19 response plan, the state will be tracking public health metrics in a slightly different way to monitor any potential resurgences of COVID-19. 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 also may 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 down to 4.9%. Currently 41% of medical/surgical beds are available and 54% of ICU beds.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen only two days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 4.6%. Currently 35% of medical/surgical beds are available and 48% of ICU beds.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen five days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased slightly to 6.2%. Currently 34% of medical/surgical beds are available and 34% of ICU beds.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen three days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased slightly to 4.5%. Currently 44% of medical/surgical beds are available and 57% 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 seven days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter measures – but only two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 5.1%. Currently 42% of medical/surgical beds are available and 45% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen five days of positivity increases – a decrease in that metric – and zero days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 4.9%. Currently 29% of medical/surgical beds are available and 42% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen five days of positivity increases – a decrease in that metric – and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 5.7%. Currently 30% of medical/surgical beds are available and 35% of ICU beds.

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

Newly reported deaths include:

• Bond County: 1 female 60s

• Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 males 70s, 2 males 80s

• DeKalb County: 1 female 60s

• DuPage County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

• Gallatin County: 1 male 70s

• Kane County: 1 male 90s

• Knox County: 1 male 90s

• Lake County: 1 male 90s

• Madison County: 1 female 90s

• Rock Island County: 1 male 80s

• Saline County: 1 female 60s

• Union County: 1 male 50s

• Will County: 1 male 80s

• Williamson County: 1 unknown 60s

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