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Illinois sets a new state record with more than 15,000 coronavirus cases in one day

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 also break the state record, set just the day before

A testing site worker talks with a driver during a mobile COVID-19 testing event outside the Elks Lodge in Dixon Thursday November 5. The event offered free nasal swab tests to anyone who arrived at the event.
A testing site worker talks with a driver during a mobile COVID-19 testing event outside the Elks Lodge in Dixon Thursday November 5. The event offered free nasal swab tests to anyone who arrived at the event.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health reported a state-record 15,415 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 27 additional deaths Friday

According to the IDPH, the rolling seven-day positivity rate average in the state is now 13.2%.  

Illinois now has seen 551,957 total cases of the virus, and 10,504 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 8,765,100 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Thursday, Illinois had 5,362 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, beating the state record set just the previous day.

Of those, 990 COVID-19 patients were in intensive care units, the most since May 27, and 488 patients were on ventilators, the most since June 4.

Overall in the state, there are 1,072 out of 3,765 intensive care unit beds and 4,132 out of 5,720 ventilators available in hospitals.

Regional update: 

Additional restrictions, meant to stem the spread of COVID-19, 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.

Currently, all eleven of the state's health regions are under additional mitigation measures from the IDPH.

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

The North Suburban region (McHenry and Lake counties) has seen 10 days of positivity increases and eight days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 15.3% to 15.8%.

Currently, 27% of medical/surgical beds are available and 41% of ICU beds in the region are available.

Region 9 (the North Suburban region) began tier one mitigation efforts on Oct. 31.

Within this region, McHenry County's seven-day positivity rate average has climbed to 21.2%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 13.8%.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 10 days of positivity increases and seven days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 15.1% to 15.2%. Currently, 19% of medical/surgical beds are available and 33% of ICU beds.

The region (Region 8) is currently in tier 2 of the state's additional mitigation restrictions.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen 10 days of positivity increases and eight days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 18.5% to 18.6%.

Currently, 12% of the region's medical/surgical beds are available and 16% of ICU beds are available. The region (Region 7) is currently in tier 2 of the state's additional mitigation restrictions.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen nine days of positivity increases and eight days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 18.9% to 19.4%.

Currently, 26% of medical/surgical beds are available and 34% of ICU beds.

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 10 days of positivity increases and nine days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 15.1% to 15.6%.

Currently, 33% of both medical/surgical beds are available and 31% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen 10 days of positivity increases and nine days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 13.9% to 14.4%. Currently, 20% of medical/surgical beds are available and 25% of ICU beds.

Region 11 (the city of Chicago) began tier one of additional mitigations Oct. 30.

Suburban Cook County has seen 10 days of positivity increases and 10 days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased from 13.7% to 14.4%. Currently, 19% of medical/surgical beds are available and 25% of ICU beds. The region (Region 10) is currently in tier one of the state's additional mitigation restrictions.

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

Newly reported deaths include:

Carroll County: 1 female 90s

Champaign County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

Cook County: 1 female 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s

Greene County: 1 female 90s

Jersey County: 1 female 90s

Jo Daviess County: 1 male 70s

Kane County: 2 males 90s

Knox County: 1 male 70s

La Salle County: 1 female 90s

Macon County: 1 female 100+

Madison County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

McLean County: 1 female 90s

Ogle County: 1 female 80s

Pulaski County: 1 male 70s

Saline County: 1 female 70s

Sangamon County: 1 female 60s

St. Clair County: 1 female 60s

Will County: 1 female 90s

Williamson County: 1 male 70s

Winnebago County: 1 male 40s

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