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More than 6,000 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Illinois; second straight day with more than 100 deaths

IDPH reports 14,612 new and confirmed coronavirus cases; 168 new deaths

Cars line up at the Whiteside County Health Department in Rock Falls Sunday morning. The  Illinois Mobile Testing Team tested 264 people on Saturday for COVID-19.
Cars line up at the Whiteside County Health Department in Rock Falls Sunday morning. The Illinois Mobile Testing Team tested 264 people on Saturday for COVID-19.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 14,612 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 168 additional deaths Thursday, the second straight day with more than 100 deaths reported.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate increased to 12.0%. The state received the results of 113,447 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Thursday afternoon, the second highest number of tests in one day for the pandemic.

Illinois now has seen 621,383 cases of the virus, and 11,178 people have died. The state has conducted 9,472,674 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Wednesday, Illinois had 6,037 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, setting another state record. Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Illinois have increased each day for 25 consecutive days.

Of those hospitalizations, 1,192 were in intensive care units, and 587 were on ventilators.

Regional update: Currently, all 11 of the state's health regions are under additional mitigation measures from the IDPH, and as of Friday, all 11 regions will be under Tier 3 mitigations.

Regional data from IDPH remains on a three-day lag.

The North Suburban region (McHenry and Lake counties) has seen seven days of positivity increases and seven days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 15.7%. Currently, 27% of medical/surgical beds are available and 43% of ICU beds.

Within this region, McHenry County's seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 19.1%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 14.4%.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen seven days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 15.1%. Currently, 23% of medical/surgical beds are available and 32% of ICU beds. Within this region, Kane County's seven-day positivity average is at 17.2%, and DuPage County is at 13.9%.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen eight days of positivity increases and seven days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 20.7%.

Currently, 11% of the region's medical/surgical beds are available and 15% of ICU beds, below the state's minimum threshold of 20%. Per IDPH, there are 24 ICU beds available out of 162 for Will and Kankakee counties combined.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen six days of positivity increases and five days of hospital admission increases, a decrease in both metrics. The region's positivity rate decreased to 19.5%. Currently, 32% of medical/surgical beds are available and 35% of ICU beds.

Within this region, DeKalb County's positivity rate dropped to 14.8%, Lee County's rate increased to 17.2%, and Whiteside County's rate dropped to 24.5%.

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 seven days of positivity increases and nine days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased slightly to 16.7%. Currently, 35% of medical/surgical beds are available and 35% of ICU beds.

Within this region, La Salle county's seven-day positivity rate dropped to 19.7%.

Chicago has seen seven days of positivity increases and seven days of hospital admission increases, a decrease in both metrics. The region's positivity rate decreased slightly to 15.4%. Currently, 26% of medical/surgical beds are available and 31% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen nine days of positivity increases and nine days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased slightly to 15.7%. Currently, 22% of medical/surgical beds are available and 26% of ICU beds.

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

Newly reported deaths include:

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

• Champaign County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s

• Christian County: 1 female 70s

• Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 4 males 50s, 6 males 60s, 6 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 5 females 90s, 3 males 90s

• Cumberland County: 1 female 90s

• DeWitt County: 1 female 80s

• DuPage County: 2 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 4 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s

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

• Greene County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s

• Jackson County: 1 female 90s

• Kane County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 70s, 4 males 80s, 2 females 90s

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

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

• Knox County: 2 females 80s

• Lake County: 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 male 90s

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

• Lee County: 1 male 70s

• Livingston County: 1 male 80s

• Macon County: 3 males 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

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

• Marion County: 1 female 70s

• McDonough County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s

• McHenry County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 3 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

• McLean County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s

• Morgan County; 1 male 80s

• Moultrie County: 1 male 70s

• Ogle County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

• Peoria County: 2 females 90s

• Perry County: 1 male 80s

• Pike County: 1 female 80s

• Randolph County: 1 male 80s

• Rock Island County: 1 male 70s

• Sangamon County: 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

• St. Clair County: 1 male 80s

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

• Tazewell County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

• Vermilion County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s

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

• Wayne County: 1 male 70s

• White County: 1 male 80s

• Whiteside County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+

• Will County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

• Williamson County: 1 male 70s

• Winnebago County: 1 male 50s, 2 males 80s

• Woodford County: 1 male 90s

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