January 18, 2021

Here’s where each health region in northern Illinois stands as of Sunday

IDPH reports 4,469 new cases of COVID-19, 81 additional deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,469 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 81 additional deaths Sunday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate remained the same at 8.3%. The state received the results of 45,465 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Sunday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 979,821 total cases of the virus, and 16,755 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 13,482,117 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Saturday, Illinois had 3,817 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 798 were in intensive care units, and 462 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.

Confused about the different tiers and phases of the governor’s COVID-19 response? Read this explanation of the Restore Illinois plan and its metrics.

The North Suburban region (McHenry and Lake counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under 12% for its COVID-19 test positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate increased to 9.6%. Currently, 15.7% of medical/surgical beds are available and 27.3% of ICU beds.

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

Hospitalizations have decreased 8 out of the past 10 days in this region.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average increased to 12.6%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 8.6%.

Finally, within the Lake/McHenry region, there are 46 available, staffed ICU beds out of 188 total, and 239 ventilators available out of 295.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 9.8%. Currently, 20.9% of medical/surgical beds are available and 25.6% of ICU beds.

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

Hospitalizations have decreased 9 out of the past 10 days in this region.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 12%, and DuPage County is at 8.8%.

Finally, within the DuPage/Kane region, there are 82 available, staffed ICU beds out of 324 total and 367 ventilators available out of 579.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 10.6%. Currently, 26.2% of medical/surgical beds are available and 26.1% of ICU beds.

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

Hospitalizations have decreased 9 out of the past 10 days in this region.

Finally, within the Will/Kankakee region, there are 43 available, staffed ICU beds out of 162 total and 91 ventilators available out of 139.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under the 12% positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate increased to 10%. Currently, 30.8% of medical/surgical beds are available and 24.4% of ICU beds.

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

Hospitalizations have decreased 8 out of the past 10 days in this region.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 12.9%, Lee County’s rate increased to 3.5%, and Whiteside County’s rate increased to 12.1%.

Finally, within this region, there are 42 available, staffed ICU beds out of 179 total, and 261 ventilators out of 343 available.

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 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 9.5%.

Currently, 26.3% of medical/surgical beds are available and 21.4% of ICU beds.

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

Hospitalizations have decreased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 7.1%.

Finally, within this region, there are 46 available, staffed ICU beds out of 235 and 386 ventilators out of 489.

Chicago has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 9.7%. Currently, 20.6% of medical/surgical beds are available and 24.6% of ICU beds.

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

Hospitalizations have decreased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

Suburban Cook County has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 9.5%. Currently, 21.7% of medical/surgical beds are available and 21.5% of ICU beds.

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

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:

- Christian County: 1 female 70s

- Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 5 males 50s, 2 females 60s, 7 males 60s, 11 females 70s, 7 males 70s, 10 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 6 females 90s, 3 males 90s, 2 females 100+

- DuPage County: 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s

- Jefferson County: 1 male 90s

- Kane County: 1 male 60s

- Kankakee County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s

- Macoupin County: 1 female 80s

- Madison County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s

- Sangamon County: 2 females 80s

- Will County: 2 males 60s, 1 female 80s

Kelli Duncan

Kelli Duncan is a reporter for the Northwest Herald covering county government as well as the communities of Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Marengo and Harvard. She has previously covered local politics, immigration and feature stories.