Coronavirus

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

Gov. JB Pritzker unveils a new mask awareness campaign called "It Only Works If You Wear It" during a news conference Monday at the IEMA State Emergency Operations Center in Springfield. 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 TV, radio, billboards and social media to the communities with the greatest risk from COVID-19.
Gov. JB Pritzker unveils a new mask awareness campaign called "It Only Works If You Wear It" during a news conference Monday at the IEMA State Emergency Operations Center in Springfield. 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 TV, radio, billboards and social media to the communities with the greatest risk from COVID-19.

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Illinois reported 19 deaths and 1,471 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The state tested 42,598 people over the previous 24 hours. Illinois’ seven-day rolling positivity rate fell to 3.9%. Illinois now has seen 184,712 total cases of the virus and 7,545 people have died. A total of 2,849,395 tests have been conducted.

As of late Monday night, Illinois had 1,496 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 365 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 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 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 six days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 5.0%. Currently 43% of medical/surgical beds are available and 54% of ICU beds.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen three days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 4.7%. Currently 38% of medical/surgical beds are available and 50% of ICU beds.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen six days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased to 6.4%. Currently 36% of medical/surgical beds are available and 32% 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 one day of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 4.3%. Currently 51% of medical/surgical beds are available and 59% 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 eight days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter measures – but only three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased to 5.0%. Currently 46% of medical/surgical beds are available and 49% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen seven days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter measures – but zero days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased to 4.9%. Currently 31% of medical/surgical beds are available and 43% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen seven days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter measures – but only three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 5.8%. Currently 33% of medical/surgical beds are available and 37% of ICU beds.

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

Newly reported deaths include:

• Adams County: 1 male 70s 

• Cook County: 1 teen, 1 female 50s, 1 unknown 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s

• DuPage County: 2 males 80s, 1 male 90s 

• Iroquois County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s

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

• Morgan County: 1 male 90s

• Rock Island County: 1 female 70s

• Will County: 1 male 80s

• Winnebago County: 2 female 90s

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