Illinois COVID Metrics: A Region-by-Region Breakdown of the Latest Numbers

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Health care regions in Illinois are seeing a mixed bag in terms of COVID metrics, with some regions reporting improvements in areas like positivity rates and hospitalizations, while others continue to see declines in ICU bed availability.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, there are currently three regions that are seeing positivity rates of 8% or higher, which under previous COVID mitigation plans would have triggered additional restrictions.

In Region 5, located in the southern tip of Illinois, the positivity rate remains on the rise, currently sitting at 11%. That region is also seeing low ICU bed availability, with just seven of 84 ICU beds currently open to treat COVID patients.

In Region 6, located in east-central Illinois, the positivity rate has risen to 8.4% in recent days, and hospitalizations have increased on nine of the last 10 days.

Some areas are seeing improvements in several key metrics, including Region 7, comprised of Will and Kankakee counties. There, the positivity rate has decreased to 6.4%, while the ICU bed availability has increased to 26%. Hospitalizations have also declined or remained steady on seven of the last 10 days.

Here are the latest numbers from around the state:

Region 1 (Northwest Illinois) –

Positivity Rate: 6.4% (decreasing)

ICU Bed Availability: 16% (increasing)

Hospitalization Trends: 8/10 days increasing

Region 2 (West-Central Illinois) –

Positivity Rate: 5.8% (stable)

ICU Bed Availability: 18% (decreasing)

Hospitalization Trends: 10/10 days increasing

Region 3 (West Illinois) –

Positivity Rate: 6.2% (increasing)

ICU Bed Availability: 18% (stable)

Hospitalization Trends: 8/10 days decreasing or stable

Region 4 (Southwest Illinois) –

Positivity Rate: 8.1% (decreasing)

ICU Bed Availability: 20% (decreasing)

Hospitalization Trends: 7/10 days decreasing or stable

Region 5 (South Illinois) –

Positivity Rate: 11% (increasing)

ICU Bed Availability: 6% (steady)

Hospitalization Trends: 9/10 days increasing

Region 6 (East-Central Illinois) –

Positivity Rate: 8.4% (increasing)

ICU Bed Availability: 18% (stable)

Hospitalization Trends: 9/10 days increasing

Region 7 (Will, Kankakee counties) –

Positivity Rate: 6.4% (decreasing)

ICU Bed Availability: 26% (increasing)

Hospitalization Trends: 7/10 days decreasing or stable

Region 8 (Kane, DuPage counties) –

Positivity Rate: 5.5% (increasing)

ICU Bed Availability: 21% (stable)

Hospitalization Trends: 9/10 days increasing

Region 9 (McHenry, Lake counties) –

Positivity Rate: 5.2% (decreasing)

ICU Bed Availability: 18% (increasing)

Hospitalization Trends: 9/10 days increasing

Region 10 (Suburban Cook County) –

Positivity Rate: 4.8% (steady)

ICU Bed Availability: 16% (decreasing)

Hospitalization Trends: 10/10 days increasing

Region 11 (Chicago) –

Positivity Rate: 4.2% (steady)

ICU Bed Availability: 16% (increasing)

Hospitalization Trends: 9/10 days increasing

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September 2, 2021 at 04:15PM

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