Over 6,000 hospitalized in Illinois for COVID-19, more than 1.1k on Ventilators

Date:

Share post:

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Friday afternoon as of last night, 6,111 in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 1,196 patients were in the ICU and 604 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators. 

It came as TIER 3 mitigation efforts began Friday in Illinois.  IDPH is now reporting 13,012 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 126 additional deaths.

Two of today’s deaths occurred in Will County.  

Hospitals in Will County are reporting COVID hospitalizations continuing to climb.  In the last 24-hours, Joliet based hospitals reported a combined 200 COVID patients with several awaiting results, with 123 at Silver Cross in New Lenox and 77 reporting inpatients at AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center.

Dr. Kamaljit Singh, of NorthShore University HealthSystem, spoke to reporters during Thursday afternoon’s COVID-19 daily update.

“Our hospitals and staff, including hospitals across the state and country, are close to a breaking point,” Dr. Singh said Thursday afternoon, adding ICU beds are filling at the hospital at exponential speed. “Our staff are already exhausted after nine months of a physical, mental and emotionally exhausting battle.”

For the third straight day, Kankakee remains in national spotlight recording the fourth worst outbreak in the U.S. Friday, according to the New York Times. Ottawa Illinois eclipsed Kankakee Thursday morning for the top spot in Illinois.

Region 7 rolling seven day positivity fell ever so slightly Friday, down from 20.7% Thursday to 20.6%. In the last 24 hours of reporting data, 4,734 residents in Region 7 received COVID-19 testing, resulting in 832 positive tests. Hospital availability continues to fall in Region 7, marking the worst in all of Illinois.  Med surge bed avaliblity is now 11% while ICU beds fell to 14% Friday.

The state is already approaching yet another milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, nearing 650,000 cases to date in the pandemic just days after hitting 600,000.  Currently, IDPH is reporting 634,395 cases in Illinois, including 11,304 deaths.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from November 13 – November 19, 2020 is 11.5%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from November 13 – November 19, 2020 is 13.4%.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

Wisconsin Man arrested on Murder charges after traveling to Illinois for “revenge” on ex-wife’s parents

CRETE - The soon-to-be ex son-in-law of a couple found brutally stabbed December 1st in Crete has been arrested...

IG Report: Pontiac Corrections Officials fired after failing to respond to 2018 hazing prank 

PONTIAC - A handful of officials at Pontiac Corrections Center have been fired after failing to respond to a...

Manteno Fire investigating mobile home fire 

MANTENO - A fire at a mobile home Friday remains under investigation this week. The fire broke out around 9:30...

Former Assistant Warden at Stateville arrested last Wednesday in Kankakee 

KANKAKEE - A former assistant warden at Stateville Correctional Center was arrested last Wednesday on five alleged criminal sex...