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

Illinois hits 200,000 total cases of COVID-19

A shopper walks out of a large clothing chain July 23 wearing a face mask in London.
A shopper walks out of a large clothing chain July 23 wearing a face mask in London.

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Illinois crossed a grim milestone on Thursday with the state now at more than 200,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 24 additional deaths and 1,834 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.

The state received the results of 46,006 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Thursday afternoon. The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate went down to 4.0%.

Illinois now has seen 200,427 total cases of the virus and 7,696 people have died. A total of 3,235,807 tests have been conducted since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Wednesday night, Illinois had 1,628 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 383 were in the ICU and 127 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 went up to 5.8%. Currently, 38% of medical/surgical beds are available and 53% of ICU beds.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen three days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased slightly for the second straight day to 4.9%. Currently, 31% of medical/surgical beds are available and 46% of ICU beds.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen five days of positivity increases and six days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate went down to 6.6%. Currently 30% of medical/surgical beds are available and 35% of ICU beds.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen four days of positivity increase and one day of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 3.9%. Currently, 43% of medical/surgical beds are available and 60% 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 seven days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased slightly to 5.5%. Currently, 40% of medical/surgical beds are available and 46% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen five days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased slightly to 5.1%. Currently, 27% of medical/surgical beds are available and 42% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen three days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased remained flat at 5.9%. Currently, 31% of medical/surgical beds are available and 36% 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 female 100+

• Cook County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s

• DuPage County: 1 female 90s

• Lake County: 1 female 90s

• La Salle County: 1 female 80s, 2 female 90s

• Madison County: 1 female 60s

• Peoria County: 1 female 40s

• Shelby County: 1 female 80s

• Tazewell County: 1 male 80s

• Washington County: 1 male 80s

• Will County: 1 male 80s

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

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