Trends in each of the state’s 11 healthcare regions – NBC Chicago

The State of Illinois is reporting a decrease in COVID cases, positivity rates, and hospitalizations in recent weeks, and these trends are also becoming more apparent regionally.

According to data released Monday by the Illinois Department of Public Health, the fastest decreases in COVID measures are occurring in Chicago and suburban Cook County, areas where the omicron variant first spread. spread rapidly.

In Cook County, the positivity rate plunged from 14% on Jan. 21 to 6.9% on Jan. 28, coinciding with a rapid decline in COVID-19-related hospitalizations.

The City of Chicago saw a similar decline, dropping from 11.9% on Jan. 21 to just 4.8% on Jan. 28, by far the lowest number in the state.

Hospitalizations also fell rapidly in Chicago, from 1,478 hospitalizations on Jan. 21 to 955 on Jan. 30, according to IDPH data.

No other region in the state has seen its positivity rate fall below 10%, but Region 9, made up of McHenry and Lake counties, is close, currently sitting at 10.1%. The region peaked at 21.3% on Jan. 21, according to state health officials.

Overall, the state’s COVID positivity rate on all tests has fallen to 7.1%, while the positivity rate on individuals tested is 9.2%.

Hospitalizations have fallen more than 45% over the past two and a half weeks in Illinois, falling to 3,870 as of midnight Monday.

Here are the full COVID metrics for each of Illinois’ 11 healthcare regions:

Region 1 (Northwestern Illinois):

Positivity rate – 14.2% (down)

Availability of intensive care beds – 13% (increasing)

Hospitalization trends – 10/10 days decreasing or stable

Region 2 (West Central Illinois):

Positivity rate – 11.9% (down)

Availability of intensive care beds – 15% (stable)

Hospitalization trends – 10/10 days decreasing or stable

Region 3 (Western Illinois):

Positivity rate – 13.8% (down)

Availability of intensive care beds – 8% (increasing)

Hospitalization trends – 7/10 days decreasing or stable

Region 4 (Southwestern Illinois):

Positivity rate – 14.6% (down)

Availability of ICU beds – 11% (stable)

Hospitalization trends – 10/10 days decreasing or stable

Region 5 (southern Illinois):

Positivity rate – 18.2% (down)

Availability of intensive care beds – 9% (down)

Hospitalization trends – 6/10 days decreasing or stable

Region 6 (East Central Illinois):

Positivity rate – 16% (declining)

Availability of ICU beds – 13% (stable)

Hospitalization trends – 8/10 days decreasing or stable

Region 7 (Will, Kankakee Counties):

Positivity rate – 11.9% (down)

Availability of ICU beds – 13% (stable)

Hospitalization trends – 10/10 days decreasing or stable

Region 8 (Kane, DuPage Counties):

Positivity rate – 11.5% (down)

Availability of intensive care beds – 20% (increase)

Hospitalization trends – 10/10 days decreasing or stable

Region 9 (McHenry, Lake Counties):

Positivity rate – 10.1% (down)

Availability of ICU beds – 18% (stable)

Hospitalization trends – 10/10 days decreasing or stable

Region 10 (suburb of Cook County):

Positivity rate – 6.9% (down)

Availability of ICU beds – 14% (stable)

Hospitalization trends – 10/10 days decreasing or stable

Region 11 (Chicago):

Positivity rate – 4.8% (down)

Availability of intensive care beds – 13% (increasing)

Hospitalization trends – 10/10 days decreasing or stable

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