June 22, 2021

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

IDPH: 6,717 new cases, 101 new COVID-19 deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 6,717 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 101 additional deaths Saturday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased to 8.3%. The state received the results of 102,903 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Saturday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,024,039 total cases of the virus, and 17,494 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 14,025,514 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Friday, Illinois had 3,589 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 742 were in intensive care units, and 393 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 10.7%. Currently, 14.1% of medical/surgical beds are available and 23.0% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and 10 consecutive days under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average increased to 13.6%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 9.6%.

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

Finally, within the Lake/McHenry region, there are 43 available, staffed ICU beds out of 190 total, and 227 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 remained flat at 10.5%. Currently, 14.3% of medical/surgical beds are available and 21.9% 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.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 12.4%, and DuPage County is at 9.5%.

Finally, within the DuPage/Kane region, there are 73 available, staffed ICU beds out of 328 total and 359 ventilators available out of 581.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased slightly to 11.5%. Currently, 20% of medical/surgical beds are available and 24.7% of ICU beds.

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

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

Finally, within the Will/Kankakee region, there are 36 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 11 consecutive days under the 12% positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate increased to 10.7%. Currently, 22.4% of medical/surgical beds are available and 23.8% 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.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 13.9%, Lee County’s rate increased to 3.1%, and Whiteside County’s rate decreased to 10.5%.

Finally, within this region, there are 40 available, staffed ICU beds out of 179 total, and 258 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 decreased to 9.1%.

Currently, 22.9% of medical/surgical beds are available and 24.3% 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.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 6.7%.

Finally, within this region, there are 59 available, staffed ICU beds out of 235 and 399 ventilators out of 489.

Chicago has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased slightly to 10.4%. Currently, 16.2% of medical/surgical beds are available and 23.5% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and three consecutive days under 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 decreased to 10.4%. Currently, 16.2% of medical/surgical beds are available and 21.6% of ICU beds.

The region has eight consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and three days below the 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:

  • Bond County: 1 female 70s
  • Boone County: 1 female 40s
  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 3 males 40s, 1 male 50s, 3 females 60s, 4 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 3 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • DeKalb County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Effingham County: 1 male 80s
  • Fulton County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s
  • Hamilton County: 1 female 50s
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 70s
  • Kane County: 2 males 50s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Lake County: 1 teen, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Logan County: 1 male 50s
  • Macoupin County: 1 male 70s
  • Madison County: 2 males 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Marion County: 1 female 70s
  • Massac County: 1 female 90s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 70s
  • McLean County: 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Mercer County: 1 female 90s
  • Monroe County: 1 female 60s
  • Montgomery County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Morgan County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s
  • Moultrie County: 1 male 70s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Perry County: 1 female 90s
  • Piatt County: 1 male 80s
  • Pike County: 1 male 80s
  • Randolph County: 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 30s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Stephenson County: 1 female 60s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 80s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 female 60s, 3 males 70s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 female over 100
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s

Kyle Nabors

Kyle Nabors is Shaw Local's Group Sports Editor and has been with Shaw Media since 2017.