Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, right, greets videographer Tamir Bell, left, at City Market on Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Rockford, Ill., after Pritzker's visit to promote the 2020 Census. (Scott P. Yates/Rockford Register Star via AP)
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, right, greets videographer Tamir Bell, left, at City Market on Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Rockford, Ill., after Pritzker's visit to promote the 2020 Census. (Scott P. Yates/Rockford Register Star via AP)

As a public service, Shaw Media will provide open access to information related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emergency. Sign up for the newsletter here

Illinois reported 21 deaths and 2,084 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The state tested 46,869 people over the previous 24 hours. Illinois’ seven-day rolling positivity rate is 4.1%. Illinois has now seen 190,508 total cases of the virus and 7,613 people have died. A total of 2,984,618 tests have been run.

As of late Thursday night, Illinois had 1,486 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 333 were in the ICU and 125 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 the coronavirus. 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 four days of positivity increases and six days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate went up to 5.1%. Currently 39% of medical/surgical beds are available and 54% of ICU beds.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen two days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased slightly to 4.5%. Currently 34% of medical/surgical beds are available and 47% of ICU beds.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen four days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 5.9%. Currently 34% of medical/surgical beds are available and 36% of ICU beds.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen two days of positivity increase and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 4.5%. Currently 40% of medical/surgical beds are available and 53% 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 – meeting one criteria for stricter measures – but only two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased to 5.3%. Currently 42% of medical/surgical beds are available and 43% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen four days of positivity increases and one day of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 4.9%. Currently 27% of medical/surgical beds are available and 41% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen five days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 5.7%. Currently 29% of medical/surgical beds are available and 34% of ICU beds.

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

Newly reported deaths include:

• Clark County: 1 male 60s

• Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 40s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 females 90s,

• Ford County: 1 male 80s

• Iroquois County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s

• Lake County: 1 female 80s

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

• Madison County: 1 male 90s

• St. Clair County: 1 male 80s

• Winnebago County: 1 female 90s

Coronavirus