With Illinois now more than a month into Phase Four of the “Restore Illinois” plan, where each of the state’s health care regions have key metrics related to the coronavirus pandemic?
Here’s a look at each region and its current performance on the positivity rates and availability of ICU hospital beds, beds and ventilators, provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
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On July 15, Gov.B. Pritzker of Illinois announced it has decided to continue dividing the state by four into 11 separate health care regions.
Here is how each of the regions is currently located, with notes on each:
Region 1: North Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago
This region saw seven straight days of positivity increase, with that rate increasing from 3.6 percent to 5.2 percent.
Region 2: NORTH CENTER Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Woodford
This region saw seven days of positivity increase, with that rate rising from 4 percent to 4.4 percent.
Region 3: WESTERN CENTER Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Christian, Greene, Hancock, Jersey, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott
The positivity rate in the region, which includes Springfield, has risen from 3.3 percent to 4.3 percent over the past nine days, with seven straight days of increases. Hospitals remained virtually flat.
Region 4: METRO East Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington
As it has been for several days, this region is steep near the 8 percent threshold which could cause increased restrictions. On July 19 it was 6.9 percent, and today it is 7.7 percent.
Region 5: EAST Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, Williamson
This region saw a significant positive level in the positivity rate. The number was 4.6 percent on July 19, and is now 6.5 percent.
Region 6: East-CENTRAL Champaign, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, De Witt, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Iroquois, Jasper, Lawrence, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Richland, Shelby, Vermillion
Positivity rates are still relatively low in this region, but are rising, as the rate has risen from 2.4 percent to 3.1 percent in the last nine days. This region is also seeing a small level in hospital admissions.
Region 7: SOUTH SUBBURAN Kankakee, Will
Hospitals have remained flatest over the past week, with a slight decline, but the positivity rate has risen from 4.9 percent to 6.3 percent in the past nine days.
Region 8: WESTERN SUBBURAN DuPage, Kane
The positivity rate in this region is rising, but the hospital has been declining for several days before a recent small increase.
Region 9: NORTH SUBBURAN Lag, McHenry
The positivity rate in this region has risen from 4.0 percent to 5.3 percent over the past week, according to IDPH figures. The hospital admission rate has declined in recent days.
Region 10: SOKURBAN Suburban Cook County
Hospitals were down slightly last week or so, while positivity rates dropped from 4.8 percent on July 19 to 5.7 percent on July 28.
Region 11: CHICAGO City of Chicago
The positivity rate was largely flat and even declined for a while, but has increased in recent days and was 4.8 percent on July 28th.