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

State's positivity rate goes down to 3.3%

Free COVID-19  testing screenings were conducted Sept. 26 and 27 at the Mendota Civic Center in Mendota.
Free COVID-19 testing screenings were conducted Sept. 26 and 27 at the Mendota Civic Center in Mendota.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,453 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 17 additional deaths Sunday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased to 3.3%. The state received the results of 71,634 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Sunday afternoon.

Illinois now has seen 301,541 total cases of the virus and 8,791 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 5,886,418 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Saturday, Illinois had 1,521 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, a decrease of 14 over the past 24 hours. Of those, 384 were in intensive care units, and 140 were on ventilators.

Regional update: 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 10-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 zero days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 5.2% to 5.7%. Currently, 37% of medical/surgical beds are available and 47% of ICU beds.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen three days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased from 5.3% to 5.2%. Currently, 31% of medical/surgical beds are available and 45% of ICU beds.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen three days of positivity increases and three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 5.3% to 5.5%. Currently, 26% of the region's medical/surgical beds are available and 29% of ICU beds.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen six days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate remained flat at 8.7%, the highest rate of any of the state's 11 regions. Currently, 42% of medical/surgical beds are available and 56% of ICU beds.

The North region (Region 1) is under additional COVID-19 mitigation measures from the IDPH as of Saturday.

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 three days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased slightly from 5.3% to 5.2%. Currently, 40% of medical/surgical beds are available and 42% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen three days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased slightly from 4.5% to 4.6%. Currently, 25% of medical/surgical beds are available and 32% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen four days of positivity increases and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased slightly from 5.1% to 5.2%. Currently, 25% of medical/surgical beds are available and 32% 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: one female 30s, one female 50s, one male 50s, two males 60s, four males 70s, one female 80s, one female 90s

• DeKalb County: one female 70s

• DuPage County: one male 70s

• Monroe County: one male 80s, one male 90s

• Will County: one male 70s

• Williamson County: one male 60s

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