January 20, 2021

Here’s where every health region in Northern Illinois stands as of Friday

The IDPH reported 7,377 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 181 additional deaths on Friday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased to 8%. The state received the results of 112,292 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Friday afternoon, for a total of 12,259,595 since the start of the pandemic.

Illinois has seen 886,805 cases of the virus, and 15,015 people have died.

As of Thursday night, Illinois had 4,690 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those hospitalizations, 1,023 were in intensive care units, and 589 were on ventilators.

To see definitions of key terms used in our COVID-19 updates, read this article titled, “Feeling lost in keeping up with the news?”

Regional update: Currently, all 11 of the state’s health regions are under additional mitigation measures from the IDPH, and as of Nov. 20, all 11 regions are under Tier 3 mitigations.

Regional data from the IDPH remains on a three-day lag.

The North Suburban region (McHenry and Lake counties) has seen six consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 10.8%. Currently, 18.3% of medical/surgical beds are available and 24.3% of ICU beds.

The region was shown to have 11 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and one day under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

The Lake/McHenry region has a rolling, seven-day average of 288 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, and that number has decreased for six out of the past 10 days.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 12.2%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 10.2%.

Finally, within the Lake/McHenry region, there are 49 available, staffed ICU beds out of 192 total.

Region 9 was shown to have been meeting all of the state’s requirements for a move back to Tier 2, which is less restrictive, again despite the slight dip below the 20% bar in medical/surgical bed availability.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen five consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased slightly to 10.7%. Currently, 16.4% of medical/surgical beds are available and 20.2% of ICU beds.

The region has five consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and three days under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

The Kane/DuPage region has a rolling, seven-day average of 524 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased nine out of the past 10 days in this region.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 11.6%, and DuPage County is at 10.1%.

Finally, within the DuPage/Kane region, there are 60 available, staffed ICU beds out of 324 total.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen one day under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased slightly to 11.9%. Currently, 15.6% of medical/surgical beds are available and 19.3% of ICU beds.

The region has six consecutive days under the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and ten consecutive days under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

The Will/Kankakee region has a rolling, seven-day average of 244 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

Finally, within the Will/Kankakee region, there are 34 available, staffed ICU beds out of 162 total.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen five consecutive days under the 12% positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 9.9%. Currently, 25.3% of medical/surgical beds are available and 22.7% of ICU beds.

The region has five consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Region 1 has a rolling, seven-day average of 205 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 slightly to 10.9%, Lee County’s rate dropped down to 5.4% and Whiteside County’s rate stayed flat at 8.1%.

Finally, within this region, there are 40 available, staffed ICU beds out of 179 total.

Region 1 is now meeting all of the state’s requirements for a move back to Tier 2, which is less restrictive.

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 consecutive days under a 12% positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate on Friday remained at 9.7%. Currently, 24.5% of medical/surgical beds are available and 19.4% of ICU beds.

The region has one day under 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Region 2 has a rolling, seven-day average of 434 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased five out of the past 10 days in this region.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 7.5%.

Finally, within this region, there are 46 available, staffed ICU beds out of 235.

Chicago has seen zero consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate dipped very slightly to 12%. Currently, 17% of medical/surgical beds are available and 20.9% of ICU beds.

The region has had five consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and ten consecutive days under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Chicago has a rolling, seven-day average of 1,104 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased nine out of the past 10 days in this region.

Suburban Cook County has seen one day under 12%. The region’s positivity rate went down to 11.9%. Currently, 17.8% of medical/surgical beds are available and 17.5% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days under the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and three days under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Suburban Cook County has a rolling, seven-day average of 1,315 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Hospitalizations have decreased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

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

Newly reported deaths include:.

  • Adams County: 1 male 80s
  • Boone County: 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Cass County: 1 female 70s
  • Clay County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 2 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 4 males 50s, 6 females 60s, 8 males 60s, 7 females 70s, 14 males 70s, 11 females 80s, 9 males 80s, 8 females 90s, 5 males 90s
  • Cumberland County: 1 male 90s
  • DeKalb County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Douglas County: 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Effingham County: 1 female 100+
  • Ford County: 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Fulton County: 1 male 80s
  • Grundy County: 1 male 80s
  • Hancock County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Iroquois County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • Jasper County: 1 male 80s
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s
  • Jersey County: 1 female 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Knox County: 1 male 70s
  • Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 5 females 90s
  • La Salle County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Lawrence County: 1 male 70s
  • Livingston County: 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s
  • Logan County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Marion County: 1 female 50s, 2 males 70s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • McLean County: 1 female 60s
  • Morgan County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Ogle County: 1 male 70s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Rock Island County: 2 males 70s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Shelby County: 1 male 70s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Stephenson County: 1 male 80s
  • Tazewell County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+
  • Warren County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 70s
  • White County: 1 female 70s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 60s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Woodford County: 2 females 80s

Cassie Buchman

I cover Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Cary, Fox River Grove, Prairie Grove and Oakwood Hills for the Northwest Herald.