COVID-19 ILLINOIS: Number of ICU Beds, Positivity Rates Continue To Decline

COVID-19 ILLINOIS: Number of ICU Beds, Positivity Rates Continue To Decline

3PM TUESDAY, JUNE 2

Public Health Officials Announce 1,614 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The above dial show the number of COVID-19 patients occupying beds in intensive care units across the state. It compares to 1,035 COVID-19 ICU patients a week ago.

 

The above dial shows the positively rate for Northeast Region, which includes Kane County. The positivity rate is 12%. That compares to 14.5% on Tuesday, May 26.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,614 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 122,848 cases  in 101 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 16,431 specimens for a total of 934,704.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 26 to June 1 is 7%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, is at 12%.

 

3PM MONDAY, JUNE 1

Public Health Officials Announce 974 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

Above is the positivity rate for the Northeast Region, as posted on the IDPH website.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 974 new cases of coronavirus disease.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 121,234 cases in 101 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 20,014 specimens for a total of 918,273.  The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 25 to May 31 is 6%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, is at 13%.

 

9:30PM SUNDAY, MAY 31

Illinois Health Officials Announce 1,343 New Coronavirus Cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,343 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 120,260 cases in 101 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 21,154 specimens for a total of 898,259.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 24 to May 30 is 7%.

The Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, shows a seven-day positivity rate of 13.5%.

 

3:30PM FRIDAY, MAY 29

Illinois Health Officials Announce 1,622 New Coronavirus Cases

The most positive news is that the state’s positivity rate — one of the important measures to move to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois — continues to drop. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from May 22 to May 28 is 8%.

Among the concerns for Kane County residents is that our county is in the Northeast Region that includes Chicago, Cook County and other counties that have higher positivity rates.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region as of today (Friday, May 29) is 14.1%. That compares to 6.7% in the North-Central Region, 2.6% in the Central Region and 4.9% in the Southern Region.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,622 new cases of coronavirus disease.

Edgar County is now reporting a case of COVID-19. Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 117,455 cases in 101 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 25,513 specimens for a total of 855,479.

4:30PM THURSDAY, MAY 28

State Health Officials Announce 1,527 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,527 new cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 115,833 cases in 100 counties in Illinois.

Northeast Region positivity rate as of Thursday, May 28.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 25,993 specimens for a total of 829,966.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 21 to May 27 is 8.3%.

The positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, is 14.2%.

Click this link for IDPH statistics by zip code.

3:25PM WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

State Health Officials Announce 1,111 New Cases Wednesday

** Recovered cases are defined as persons with initial positive specimen collection date greater than 42 days who have not expired. Recovery rate is calculated as the recovered cases divided by the sum of recovered cases and deceased cases. Information regarding the number of persons under investigation updated on May 27.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,111 new cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois.

The Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, has a positivity rate of 14.3% as of Wednesday. That compares to an 8.6% positivity rate statewide.

Presently, IDPH is reporting a total of 114,306 cases in 100 counties. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 17,179 specimens for a total of 803,973. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity from May 20-26 is 8.6%.

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

3:25PM TUESDAY, MAY 26

Public Health Officials Announce 1,178 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,178 new cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 113,195 cases in 100 counties. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 17,230 specimens for a total of 786,794.

Since this crisis began, there have been 22 positive staff and 47 positive residents at the Illinois Veterans’ Home at Manteno. The veterans’ home in Anna has seen five residents test positive, one resident in LaSalle, and no positive cases at the veterans’ home in Quincy.

The seven-day positivity rate stayed at 14.5% for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County. The positivity rate is one of the factors in determining whether a region can move to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan. The rate must be under 20 for that to happen.

All four regions of the state are on track to move into Phase 3 by Friday, May 29, according to state officials.

The state COVID-19 webpage today added the number of recovered cases to its dashboard display. The state dashboard showed the recovery rate at 92%.

Recovered cases are defined as persons with initial positive specimen collection date greater than 42 days who have not expired.

Recovery rate is calculated as the recovered cases divided by the sum of recovered cases and deceased cases.

Hospital utilization numbers also are declining, according to the IDPH dashboard. There were 1,035 patients statewide in ICU beds out of 3.709 ICU beds available.

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

3:30PM MONDAY, MAY 25

State Health Officials Announce 1,713 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

Above is the seven-day rolling positivity rate for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,713 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.

Northeast Region

IDPH is reporting a total of 112,017 cases in 100 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 21,643 specimens for a total of 769,564.

The statewide seven-day rolling positivity rate for May16 through May 22 is 12%. Kane County is in the Northeast Region, where the seven-day positivity rate is at 14.5%.

The positivity percentage is one of the key measures for a region to move to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan.

HOW REGIONS MOVE TO THE NEXT PHASE

State officials say Phase 3 could begin for all regions as soon as Friday, May 29.

According to the Restore Illinois plan, the determination of moving from Phase 2 to Phase 3 will be driven by the COVID-19 positivity rate in each region and measures of maintaining regional hospital surge capacity. This data will be tracked from the time a region enters Phase 2.

  • At or under a 20 percent positivity rate and increasing no more than 10 percentage points over a 14-day period, AND
  • No overall increase (i.e. stability or decrease) in hospital admissions for COVID-19-like illness for 28 days, AND
  • Available surge capacity of at least 14% of ICU beds, medical and surgical beds, and ventilators.

Testing: Testing available for all patients, health care workers, first responders, people with underlying conditions, and residents and staff in congregate living facilities.

Tracing: Begin contact tracing and monitoring within 24 hours of diagnosis.

3:30 PM THURSDAY, MAY 21

State Health Officials Announce 2,268 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 2,268 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 102,686 cases in 100 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than 1 to older than 100 years.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 29,307 specimens for a total of 672,020.  The statewide seven-day rolling positivity rate, from May 12 to May 18, 2020, is 14%.

The positivity percentage is one of the key measures for a region to move to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan.

Some Kane County officials have expressed concern that Kane County is in the Northeast Region, which includes the city of Chicago, Cook County and other collar counties.

Here’s a look at the positivity percentage by region, as posted on the IDPH website as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday:

Positivity Percentage By Region as of May 21

Above is the positivity percentage for the Northeast Region, which includes Cook County, Kane County and other collar counties. The 16.8% figure is down from 17.4% Wednesday but still much higher than other, more-rural regions of the state. The statewide positivity percentage is 14%. The positivity percentage is one of the key measures for a region to move to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan.

  • Northeast Region (includes Kane County) — 16.8%
  • North-Central Region — 6.7%
  • Central Region — 3.3%
  • Southern Region — 5.7%

3:45PM WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

State Allows More ‘Openings’ in Phase 3

The state of Illinois today announced several changes to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois that ease some restrictions and allow more activities, including restaurant outdoor seating.

In the coming days, the state and IDPH will be issuing formal industry-specific guidance, particularly around workplaces and childcare, for business owners and employees in these and other sectors.

Here is additional information from a state of Illinois news release:

Bars and Restaurants

With Phase 3, bars and restaurants will have the option to resume operations for outdoor seating only. Tables must be 6 feet apart and away from the sidewalks, masks and distancing measures for staff must continue to be followed, and other precautions and guidance will be issued.

These measures will allow restaurants to re-open at a risk comparable to other outdoor activities, while giving the state’s hospitality industry a much-needed boost.

Municipalities are encouraged to help restaurants and bars expand their outdoor seating options.

To date, the administration has delivered over $14 million in small business grants averaging $20,000 to 699 bars, restaurants, and hotels across 270 individual cities in Illinois.

Outdoor Activities

With the start of phase 3, all state parks will reopen on May 29. All concession will reopen as well under guidelines set for our retail and food service businesses in Phase 3. Illinois will permit the re-opening of indoor and outdoor tennis facilities with Illinois Department of Public Health safety precautions and capacity limits.

For golf, in Phase 3, courses can allow foursomes out on the same tee times. Carts will also be permitted with one person per cart, or one immediate household per cart.

With the new ten person gathering limit for all activities in Phase 3, boating or camping with up to ten people will be permitted.

The state will be providing guidance on how other outdoor recreational businesses, such as driving ranges, outdoor shooting ranges, and paintball courses can safely open their doors in Phase 3.

Health Clubs, Retail, and Personal Care Services

In Phase 3, health clubs, gyms, and fitness studios can provide one-on-one personal training in indoor facilities and outdoor fitness classes of up to 10 people.

Personal care services, like nail salons, tattoo shops, hair braiders, spas and barbershops, can open with IDPH safety precautions and capacity limits.

And all retail stores can open their doors to in-person shopping with IDPH safety precautions and capacity limits in place.

Local governments retain the right to establish stricter restrictions in any areas.

“The governor’s action to allow for expanded outdoor dining options will benefit many restaurants at a time when every dollar counts and provides a glimmer of light at the end of this long, COVID-19 tunnel. Innovative outdoor dining strategies extend a lifeline – restoring jobs and offering guests the hospitality experience they’ve been missing while prioritizing public health and safety. Outdoor dining will not help every restaurant, but it is a constructive step in the right direction,“ said Sam Toia, president & CEO of the Illinois Restaurant Association.

What Phase 3 Looks Like

This is Restore Illinois information provided on the state’s website prior to the changes announced Wednesday, May 20.

In Phase 3, the rate of infection among those surveillance tested is stable or declining. COVID-19-related hospitalizations and ICU capacity remains stable or is decreasing.

Face coverings in public continue to be required. Gatherings of 10 people or fewer for any reason can resume. Select industries can begin returning to workplaces with social distancing and sanitization practices in place. Retail establishments reopen with limited capacity, and select categories of personal care establishments can also begin to reopen with social distancing guidelines and personal protective equipment. Robust testing is available along with contact tracing to limit spread and closely monitor the trend of new cases.

According to the state of Illinois, the determination of moving from Phase 3 to Phase 4 will be driven by the COVID-19 positivity rate in each region and measures of maintaining regional hospital surge capacity. This data will be tracked from the time a region enters Phase 3, onwards.

  • At or under a 20 percent positivity rate and increasing no more than 10 percentage points over a 14-day period, AND
  • No overall increase (i.e. stability or decrease) in hospital admissions for COVID-19-like illness for 28 days, AND
  • Available surge capacity of at least 14 percent of ICU beds, medical and surgical beds, and ventilators

State Confirmed Cases Pass 100,000 Mark

This is the positivity percentage for the Northeast Region, which includes Kane County, Cook County and other collar counties. The statewide positivity percentage is 14%. That percentage is one of the key measures for a region to move to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 2,388 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.

IDPH is reporting a total of 100,418 cases in 100 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than 1 to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 21,029 specimens for a total of 642,713.

The statewide seven-day rolling positivity rate, May 11 through May 17, 2020 is 14%.

3PM TUESDAY, MAY 19

Public Health Officials Announce 2,294 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health today (Tuesday, May 19, 2020) announced 2,294 new cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 96,485 cases in 100 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than 1 to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 21,297 specimens for a total of 603,241.

The statewide seven-day rolling positivity rate, May 9 to May 15, 2020, is 14%.

Note From the IDPH

All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases can change as additional information is gathered.  Information for counties previously reported have changed, therefore, today’s numbers have been adjusted.

For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

SOURCE: Illinois Department of Public Health news release