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Coronavirus

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

State's positivity rate remains flat at 3.5% for third straight day

FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, a woman passes a fence outside Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery adorned with tributes to victims of COVID-19 in New York. The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, Sept. 22, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and towering stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, a woman passes a fence outside Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery adorned with tributes to victims of COVID-19 in New York. The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, Sept. 22, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and towering stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported 1,531 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 30 additional deaths.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate remained flat at 3.5%. The state received the results of 41,829 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Tuesday afternoon.

Illinois now has seen 277,266 total cases of the virus, and 8,486 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 5,185,216 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 1,455 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those hospitalized, 367 were in intensive care units and 153 were on ventilators.

Regional update: According to a July 15 update to 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 10-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 more 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 one day of positivity increases and one day of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 5.1%. Currently, 42% of medical/surgical beds and 53% of ICU beds are available.

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 stayed the same at 5.5%. Currently, 33% of medical/surgical beds and 42% of ICU beds are available.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen two days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 5.7%. Currently, 30% of the region's medical/surgical beds and 29% of its ICU beds are available.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen five days of positivity increases and one day of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased to 7.3%, which is tied with Region 4 (Metro East) for the highest positivity rate in the state. Currently, 43% of medical/surgical beds and 50% of ICU beds are available.

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 days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 5.5%. Currently, 43% of medical/surgical beds and 43% of ICU beds are available.

Chicago has seen two days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 4.7%. Currently, 26% of medical/surgical beds and 34% of ICU beds are available.

Suburban Cook County has seen two days of positivity increases and five days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 4.6%. Currently, 30% of medical/surgical beds and 37% of ICU beds are available.

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

Newly reported deaths include:

• Coles County: 2 males 80s

• Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 males 60s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s

• Crawford County: 1 male 70s

• DuPage County: 1 female 80s

• Greene County: 1 female 90s

• Jefferson County; 1 male 50s

• Jersey County: 1 male 80s

• Lake County: 1 female 70s

• La Salle County: 1 male 70s

• Livingston County: 1 female 80s

• Madison County: 1 female 80s

• McLean County: 1 male 80s

• Morgan County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s

• St. Clair County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

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

• Will County: 1 male 70s

• Williamson County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+

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