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Region 1 (DeKalb, Rockford area, Sauk Valley) one day from COVID-19 mitigations; state positivity rate drops to 3.6%

One more day at or above 8% will trigger additional mitigations for Region 1

A sign is seen at Independence Park in Evanston on May 29.
A sign is seen at Independence Park in Evanston on May 29.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,362 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 23 additional deaths Tuesday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased slightly to 3.6%. The state received the results of 45,624 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Tuesday afternoon.

Illinois now has seen 291,001 total cases of the virus and 8,637 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 5,566,276 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 1,535 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 363 were in intensive care units, and 151 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 two days of positivity increases and one day of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased slightly to 4.8%. Currently, 40% of medical/surgical beds are available and 49% of ICU beds.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen two days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 5.4%. Currently, 32% of medical/surgical beds are available and 44% of ICU beds.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen one day of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 5.2%. Currently, 29% of the region's medical/surgical beds are available and 31% of ICU beds.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen eight days of positivity increases – meeting one of the criteria for stricter mitigation measures – and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased to 8.3%, the highest rate of any of the state's 11 regions. Currently, 41% of medical/surgical beds are available and 50% of ICU beds.

This marked the second consecutive day the region's positivity has hit at or above the state's fail-safe of 8.0%. If it is at 8.0% or higher on Wednesday, the region will be subject to additional COVID-19 mitigation measures from the IDPH.

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 one day of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased slightly to 5.4%. Currently, 44% of medical/surgical beds are available and 45% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen three days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 4.4%. Currently, 26% of medical/surgical beds are available and 32% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen three days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 5.1%. Currently, 27% 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:

• Bond County: 1 male 70s

• Clark County: 1 female 90s

• Clinton County: 1 male 80s

• Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

• DuPage County: 1 female 90s

• Jasper County: 1 male 70s

• Madison County: 4 females 90s

• Marion County: 1 male 80s

• Moultrie County: 1 male 70s

• Peoria County: 1 female 80s

• Rock Island County: 1 female 70s

• Whiteside County; 1 male 70s

• Will County: 1 male 100+

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

• Winnebago County: 2 males 70s

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