Sauk Valley reports 11 deaths, 190 coronavirus cases Thursday

The Sauk Valley reported 11 new coronavirus deaths Thursday and 190 cases.

Whiteside County had seven deaths with three in their 60s, two in their 80s and two in their 70s and 90s as well as 79 new cases with nine younger than 20, 10 in their 20s, 19 in their 30s, nine in their 40s, 12 in their 50s, 16 in their 60s, two in their 70s and two 80 or older.

There were also 40 new recoveries totaling 4,066 cases, 92 deaths and 2,040 recoveries.

Lee County reported two deaths in their 80s and 42 new cases with four younger than 12, seven teens, six in their 20s, four in their 30s, six in their 40s, nine in their 50s, two in their 60s, three in their 70s and one in his or her 90s.

Lee County had 11 new recoveries for a total of 1,984 cases, 23 deaths and 1,135 recoveries.

Ogle County had two deaths in their 70s and 80s and 69 cases totaling 3,002 cases, 38 deaths and 2,344 recoveries.

Carroll County did not report updated statistics Thursday and sits at 1,097 cases, 25 deaths and 1,026 recoveries.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen zero consecutive days under 12% positivity. The region's positivity rate increased to 15.4%. Currently, 21.4% of medical/surgical beds are available and 19.7% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability (rounding up on Thursday's 19.7%), and 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Region 1 has a rolling, seven-day average of 249 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

Within this region, DeKalb County's positivity rate increased to 14.4%, Lee County's rate increased to 18.0%, and Whiteside County's rate remained flat at 14.4%.

Within the region, there are 38 available, staffed ICU beds out of 179 total, an increase of four from Wednesday.

Illinois announced 10,959 cases and 192 deaths totaling 759,562 cases with 12,830 deaths.