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

Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder walks past one of the images used by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker to unveil a new mask awareness campaign called "It Only Works If You Wear It" during a press conference at the IEMA State Emergency Operations Center, Monday, August 3, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. The new $5 million awareness campaign will encourage Illinois residents to wear a face covering every time they're in public. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)
Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder walks past one of the images used by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker to unveil a new mask awareness campaign called "It Only Works If You Wear It" during a press conference at the IEMA State Emergency Operations Center, Monday, August 3, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. The new $5 million awareness campaign will encourage Illinois residents to wear a face covering every time they're in public. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)

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The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,145 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 32 additional deaths Friday.

The state received the results of 56,661 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Friday afternoon. The state's seven-day rolling positivity rate increased slightly for the second consecutive day to 3.9%.

Illinois has seen 257,788 total cases of the virus, and 8,273 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 4,632,382 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Thursday, Illinois had 1,619 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 359 were in intensive care units, and 155 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 six days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased for the fifth straight day to 6.5%. Currently, 45% and 57% of medical/surgical beds and ICU beds are available, respectively.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen three days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased slightly to 5.4%. Currently, 36% and 50% of medical/surgical beds and ICU beds are available, respectively.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen one day of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 7.5%.

Additional mitigation measures from the IDPH have been placed on the region, and the region has gotten down below 8%. If it can hold below 8%, it will avoid additional mitigations. 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. Currently, 31% and 37% of medical/surgical beds and ICU beds are available, respectively.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen four days of positivity increases and one day of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 5.6%. Currently, 45% and 48% of medical/surgical beds and ICU beds are available, respectively.

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 four days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 7.0%. Currently, 46% and 46% of medical/surgical beds and ICU beds are available, respectively.

Chicago has seen two days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 5.1%. Currently, 32% and 43% of medical/surgical beds and ICU beds are available, respectively.

Suburban Cook County has seen three days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 6.0%. Currently, 33% and 43% of medical/surgical beds and ICU beds are available, respectively.

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

Newly reported deaths include:

• Coles County: 1 male 80s

• Cook County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 4 females 80s, 1 female 90s

• DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s

• Greene County: 1 male 60s

• Jersey County: 1 female 80s

• Kane County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 90s

• Lake County: 1 male 70s

• Macon County: 1 female 90s

• Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s

• Peoria County: 1 female 90s

• Rock Island County: 1 female 80s

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

• Tazewell County: 1 female 70s

• Wayne County: 1 female 70s

• Will County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s

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

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