FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, people line up behind a health care worker at a mobile Coronavirus testing site at the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, in Los Angeles. As the world races to find a vaccine and a cure for COVID-19, there is seemingly no antidote in sight to the burgeoning outbreak of coronavirus conspiracy theories, hoaxes, anti-mask myths and sham treatments. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, people line up behind a health care worker at a mobile Coronavirus testing site at the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, in Los Angeles. As the world races to find a vaccine and a cure for COVID-19, there is seemingly no antidote in sight to the burgeoning outbreak of coronavirus conspiracy theories, hoaxes, anti-mask myths and sham treatments. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

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Illinois reported an additional eight deaths and 1,382 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. It marks a drop following two consecutive days with more than 2,000 new cases each.

The state tested 41,354 people over the previous 24 hours. Illinois’ seven-day rolling positivity rate went down to 4.1%. Illinois has now seen 194,080 total cases of the virus and 7,636 people have died. A total of 3,073,988 tests have been run.

As of late Saturday night, Illinois had 1,488 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 322 were in the ICU and 114 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 five days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased to 5.3%. Currently 41% of medical/surgical beds are available and 55% 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 remained flat at 4.4%. Currently 34% of medical/surgical beds are available and 47% of ICU beds.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen five days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased to 6.3%. Currently 35% of medical/surgical beds are available and 34% 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 two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased to 4.8%. Currently 44% of medical/surgical beds are available and 54% 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 six days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The North-Central region was the only region to see a decrease in positivity rate on Sunday. The rate went down to 5.2%. Currently 42% of medical/surgical beds are available and 47% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen four days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased to 5.1%. Currently 28% of medical/surgical beds are available and 40% 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 increased to 5.9%. Currently 30% of medical/surgical beds are available and 35% of ICU beds.

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

Newly reported deaths include:

• Cook County: 1 female 20s, 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s

• Pulaski County: 1 male 60s

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