Subscribe

Subscribe
Subscribe to the Oregon Republican Reporter, Mt Morris Times, Tri-County Press and Forreston Journal
Coronavirus

Illinois passes 10,000 COVID-19 deaths for the pandemic, sets new state record for cases in a day

Hospitalizations rise for the 11th consecutive day

Motorists line up at KSB's COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Dixon. Tests are only available by appointment.
Motorists line up at KSB's COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Dixon. Tests are only available by appointment.

As a public service, Shaw Media will provide open access to information related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emergency. Sign up for the newsletter here

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported a single-day state record 9,935 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 97 additional deaths Thursday, passing a grim milestone of more than 10,000 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate now is 9.1%. The state received the results of 86,015 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Thursday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 447,491 total cases of the virus, and 10,030 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 8,030,713 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Wednesday, Illinois had 3,891 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since May 21. Of those, 772 were in intensive care units, a decrease of four patients from the previous day, and 343 were on ventilators, the most since June 12.

Regional update: 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 come under more restrictions 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 nine days of positivity increases and 10 days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 11.1% to 11.2%. Currently, 32% of medical/surgical beds and 44% of ICU beds are available.

Region 9 (the North Suburban region) began tier one mitigation efforts this past Saturday.

Regional data from IDPH remains on a three-day lag. But within this region, McHenry County's seven-day positivity rate average increased to 15.4%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 9.7%.

Within this region, the seven-day rolling average for hospitalizations for COVID-like illness have increased for 10 consecutive days, and have almost doubled in 11 days, from 13 on Oct. 23 to 28 on Nov. 2.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen eight days of positivity increases and nine days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 12.1% to 12.2%. Currently, 26% of medical/surgical beds and 38% of ICU beds are available.

The region (Region 8) is in tier one of the state's additional mitigation restrictions.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen 10 days of positivity increases and seven days of hospital admission increases, an increase in both metrics. The region's positivity rate increased from 13.3% to 13.4%. Currently, 22% of the region's medical/surgical beds and 29% of ICU beds are available. The region (Region 7) currently is in tier one of the state's additional mitigation restrictions.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen seven days of positivity increases and six days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 15.7% to 15.8%. This remains the highest rate of any of the state's 11 regions. Currently, 31% of medical/surgical beds and 36% of ICU beds are available.

After failing to lower its positivity rate below 8%, the North region (Region 1) was moved into the IDPH's tier two mitigation measures – the only of the state's 11 regions to reach the second tier. Among other things, this means gatherings are limited to 10 people and outdoor dining groups are limited to six people instead of 10.

The region's counties reporting the highest positivity rates are Boone (20.3%), Carroll (19.9%), Stephenson (18.0%), Whiteside (17.4%), and Lee (16.7%). DeKalb County's positivity rate decreased from 11.1% to 11.0%.

To get back to the standard Phase 4 restrictions, the region will need to maintain an average positivity rate of less than or equal to 6.5% over a three-day period.

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 10 days of positivity increases and six days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 10.1% to 10.4%. Currently, 42% of medical/surgical beds are available and 37% of ICU beds.

Region 2 is be under mitigations as of Nov. 4. This includes no indoor dining or bar service.

Within this region, La Salle County has seen its positivity rate jump from 7.2% on Oct. 23 to 15.2% on Nov. 2.

Chicago has seen 10 days of positivity increases and 10 days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased to 10.8%. Currently, 24% of medical/surgical beds and 29% of ICU beds are available.

Region 11 (the city of Chicago) began tier one of additional mitigations this past Friday.

Suburban Cook County has seen nine days of positivity increases and eight days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 10.9% to 11.1%. Currently, 25% of medical/surgical beds and 28% of ICU beds are available. The region (Region 10) is in tier one of the state's additional mitigation restrictions.

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

Newly reported deaths include:

• Adams County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

• Carroll County: 1 female 80s

• Clinton County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

• Coles County: 1 female 70s, 2 female 90s, 1 male 90s

• Cook County: 1 male 20s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 5 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 7 females 90s, 1 male 90s

• DeWitt County: 1 female 90s

• Douglas County: 1 male 70s

• DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 80s

• Fayette County: 1 female 70s

• Franklin County: 1 female 80s

• Jackson County: 1 male 80s

• Jo Daviess County: 1 male 90s

• Kane County: 1 female 70s

• Kankakee County: 1 male 80s

• Knox County: 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+

• Lake County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s

• La Salle County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

• Macon County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s

• Madison County: 1 female 40s

• McDonough County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

• McLean County: 1 female 30s

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

• Morgan County: 1 female 60s

• Peoria County: 1 female 70s, 2 females 80s

• Pike County: 1 female 100+

• Randolph County: 1 female 90s

• Rock Island County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

• Saline County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s

• Stephenson County:  1 female 90s

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

• Vermilion County: 1 male 70s, 3 males 80s

• Wayne County: 1 female 80s

• Whiteside County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

• Will County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 80s

• Williamson County: 1 female 50s

Loading more