Illinois reports 96 counties at warning level as Region 7 hits record 18.6% Friday


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BOURBONNAIS – Illinois has reported 96 counties are now reporting at warning levels throughout the state. The news comes as hospital ICU availability in Region 7 has fallen into two different warning levels for Region 7, which is now at a record 18.6%.

The data includes all hospitals within the Region, including Will and Kankakee County.  It’s now been nearly a month since October 15th, when Region 7 crossed over a statewide positivity warning benchmark of 8.0%. 

Since then numbers have continued to climb.

Friday, the three-day rolling average for med surge bed availability in the region was at 12%, 8% below a 20% threshold for warning local authorities.  ICU bed availability has fallen to 16%, 4% below the 20% threshold for warnings.

Tuesday, officials in Region 7 issued 5,543 tests to residents inside of Will and Kankakee counties, resulting in 1,028 positive tests (18.5% daily positivity). The rolling seven-day positivity rate continues to be higher in Kankakee than it’s neighbor.  Friday, Kankakee ranked in at 18.8%.  That rate has decreased by .4% since Thursday.  Will County’s positivity rate entering the weekend is 18.5%.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday a record of 15,415 new and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 27 additional deaths. Thursday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker took notice of the increasing rates statewide, saying “If things don’t’ take a turn in the coming days, we will quickly reach the point when some form of a mandatory stay-at-home order is all that will be left.”

The rolling seven-day positivity now in Illinois is 13.2%, a state record.

Friday, ninety-six counties, plus the city of Chicago, are currently reported at a warning level in the state.  Those include:

Adams, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, DeWitt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, Lake, LaSalle, Lawrence, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Massac, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Mercer, Monroe, Morgan, Moultrie,  Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike,  Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Richland, Rock Island, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, St. Clair, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermilion, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, White, Whiteside, Will, Williamson, Winnebago, Woodford, and the city of Chicago.


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