Illinois area sees positivity rate quadruple last month – NBC Chicago

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Areas of western and southern Illinois have seen an increase in positivity rates and coronavirus-related hospitalizations in recent weeks, continuing a recent trend that sees COVID measures slowly increasing in many areas.

In Region 4, located near St. Louis in southwest Illinois, the positivity rate has more than quadrupled in the past month, from 1.8% on June 11 to 7.5% on July 10, according to the measurements of the IDPH.

A recent trend of increasing hospitalizations for COVID has eased in recent days, with the number of hospitalizations remaining stable or declining in four of the previous five days, and the availability of intensive care beds has also stabilized after a drop earlier this month, with 31% of the region’s intensive care beds currently available.

Region 3, located in western Illinois and comprising an area that includes Springfield, also has high positivity rates, with that number now standing at 5%. Hospitalizations have increased in eight of the past 10 days in the region, with the availability of intensive care beds at 29%.

Region 5, located in southern Illinois, is also facing an increase in COVID cases, with a 5.4% positivity rate over the past week. The availability of intensive care beds has decreased to 22% and hospitalizations due to COVID have increased in each of the past 10 days.

Areas of northeastern Illinois have seen slight increases in positivity rates, but none of the five health care regions that make up the NBC Viewing Area 5 have a positivity rate greater than 1.5%. . Hospitalizations are mostly decreasing in these areas, although Region 8, made up of Kane and DuPage counties, and Region 11, the city of Chicago, have seen COVID hospitalizations increase in six of the previous 10 days.

Here are the numbers from the IDPH:

Region 1 (Northwestern Illinois):

Positivity rate: 2.4% (increasing)

Availability of intensive care beds: 21% (increasing)

Hospitalizations: 10/10 decreasing or stable days

Region 2 (West Central Illinois):

Positivity rate: 1.9% (stable)

Availability of intensive care beds: 30% (stable)

Hospitalizations: 6/10 days increasing

Region 3 (western Illinois):

Positivity rate: 5% (increasing)

Availability of intensive care beds: 29% (stable)

Hospitalizations: 8/10 days increasing

Region 4 (southwest Illinois):

Positivity rate: 7.5% (increasing)

Availability of intensive care beds: 31% (stable)

Hospitalizations: 6/10 days increasing

Region 5 (southern Illinois):

Positivity rate: 5.4% (increasing)

Availability of intensive care beds: 22% (down)

Hospitalizations: 10/10 days increasing

Region 6 (East Central Illinois):

Positivity rate: 2% (increasing)

Availability of intensive care beds: 38% (down)

Hospitalizations: 8/10 decreasing or stable days

Region 7 (Will, Kankakee counties):

Positivity rate: 1.4% (increasing)

Availability of intensive care beds: 24% (down)

Hospitalizations: 9/10 decreasing or stable days

Region 8 (Kane counties, DuPage):

Positivity rate: 1.5% (stable)

Availability of intensive care beds: 33% (down)

Hospitalizations: 6/10 days increasing

Region 9 (McHenry, Lake Counties):

Positivity rate: 1.4% (stable)

Availability of intensive care beds: 28% (down)

Hospitalizations: 9/10 decreasing or stable days

Region 10 (suburb of Cook County):

Positivity rate: 1.2% (increasing)

Availability of intensive care beds: 20% (declining)

Hospitalizations: 9/10 decreasing or stable days

Region 11 (Chicago):

Positivity rate: 1.1% (increasing)

Availability of intensive care beds: 21% (stable)

Hospitalizations: 6/10 days increasing


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