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

IDPH reports 2,727 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nine additional deaths

Aunt Martha's Health and Wellness Health Educator Oswaldo Lopez does a COVID-19 test in Polo at one of his organization's mobile testing sites.
Aunt Martha's Health and Wellness Health Educator Oswaldo Lopez does a COVID-19 test in Polo at one of his organization's mobile testing sites.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,727 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nine additional deaths Sunday. This marks the first day that the state has reported a daily death toll in the single digits in nearly three weeks.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate increased from 4.0% to 4.2%. The state received the results of 64,047 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Sunday afternoon.

Illinois now has seen 319,150 total cases of the virus and 8,984 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 6,307,682 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Saturday, Illinois had 1,776 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, a decrease of 31 patients over the last 24 hours. Of those, 388 were in intensive care units, and 159 were on ventilators.

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 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 five days of positivity increases and five days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate held steady at 5.7%. Currently, 37% of medical/surgical beds are available and 44% of ICU beds.

Regional data from IDPH remains on a three-day lag, but within this region, McHenry County's seven-day positivity rate average has now climbed to 8.4%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, saw its rolling average fall to 4.7%.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen five days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 5.3% to 5.6%. Currently, 29% of medical/surgical beds are available and 42% 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 remained the same at 5.6%. Currently, 29% of the region's medical/surgical beds are available and 33% of ICU beds.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen five days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 8.9% to 9.1%, still the highest rate of any of the state's 11 regions. Currently, 38% of medical/surgical beds are available and 51% of ICU beds.

The North region (Region 1) is under additional COVID-19 mitigation measures from the IDPH as of Saturday, Oct. 3. If Region 1 continues to report positivity rates above 8%, further mitigation efforts may be taken. To return 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 14-day period.

Winnebago County, which is still conducting a little more than half of the region's testing, saw its seven-day rolling positivity average fall to 9.9%. DeKalb County's climbed to 8.1% after dipping below 8% on Saturday. Whiteside County is up to 10.7% on its rolling average, while Lee County is at 9.5% for its average.

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 two days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 5.0%. Currently, 37% of medical/surgical beds are available and 39% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen two days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate stayed the same at 4.3%. Currently, 23% of medical/surgical beds are available and 28% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen five days of positivity increases and five days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased slightly to 5.2%. Currently, 24% of medical/surgical beds are available and 30% of ICU beds.

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

Newly reported deaths include:

- Cook County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

- DuPage County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s

- Fayette County: 1 female 90s

- McLean County: 1 female 60s

- Tazewell County: 1 female 80s

- Warren County: 1 male 70s

- Will County: 1 female 50s

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