COVID-19

IL Covid – 19 Update # 121

By August 25, 2020 No Comments

SUMMARY of the DAILY REPORT

  • NEW Additions to the State Mask Mandate
  • Today’s State numbers: 1,680 new confirmed cases with 29 deaths
    • Monday 1,612 new confirmed cases with 8 deaths
    • Sunday: 1,893 new confirmed cases with 6 deaths
    • Saturday: 2,356 new confirmed cases with 17 deaths
    • Friday: 2,208 new confirmed cases with 24 deaths
    • Thursday: 1,832 new confirmed cases with 27 deaths

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE STATE MASK MANDATE FOR BARS AND RESTAURANTS

Earlier today, the Governor announced that beginning, Wednesday, August 26th all restaurant and bar patrons must wear face coverings when interacting with wait staff and other employees. This includes when food and beverages brought to table, when orders are placed, and when picking up carry out orders. 

This applies to ALL REGIONS in the state.

STATE COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE

In the last 24 hours there has been 1,680 new confirmed cases and 29 deaths. 

IDPH is reporting a total of 223,470 cases, to date, including 7,917 deaths. 

The state has conducted 3,781,050 tests to-date.  

Additional information can be found here. COVID-19 stats by zip code can be found here.

CHICAGO COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE

In order for Chicago to move to the Moderate Incidence risk level which will allow the city to open up capacity to 50% and allow gatherings of up to 100 people, it has to get below 100 new cases per day and stay there for 14 days.

The per day averages citywide as of August 24th are 341 confirmed cases, 4,652 tests completed, and 3 deaths (based on a 7 day rolling average).

To date, there has been 69,039 confirmed cases in the City of Chicago with 2,855 confirmed deaths and a 7.3% positivity rate.

Additional information may be found here where you may select different data points such as zip code, ethnicity, age, gender, cases, tests, death, etc.

CURRENT REGION METRICS UPDATE

If the regions meet the metrics outlined below, then they COULD be subject to restrictions or mitigations outlined HERE

You may find the regional metrics HERE.

Danger regions are marked in RED.

RegionPositivity Increases (7 Day Avg)

Hospital Admissions (7 Day Avg.)

<20% Med  Surge Capacity<20%

 ICU Surge 

Capacity

> 8% Positivity

 Rate (3 cons. days)
1. North7248%52%0 (5.0%)
2. North Central6235%45%0 (6.4%)
3. West Central3037%42%0 (5.5%)
4. Metro East7328%41%10(9.8%)
5. Southern5250%60%0(6.7%)
6. East Central2143%

48%0 (1.6%)
7. South Suburban7132%31%5 (8.4%)
8. West Suburban5136%51%0 (5.7%)
9. North Suburban3240%53%0 (5.8%)
10. Suburban Cook5434%38%0 (6.8%)
11. Chicago4427%43%0 (5.4%)

NEW METRICS

As you are aware from IRMA’s last notice, the Administration will now use the following metrics to determine whether or not a region is moving forward or backward. 

  1. Sustained increase in 7-day rolling average (7 out of 10-days) in the positivity rate and ONE of the following severity indicators:
    • Sustained 7-day increase in hospital admissions for a COVID-19 like illness;
    • Reduction in hospital capacity threatening surge capabilities (ICU capacity or medical/surgical beds < 20%)

OR

2. Three consecutive days averaging ≥ 8% positivity rate

NEW REGIONS

  1. NORTH: Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago
  2. NORTH-CENTRAL: Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Woodford
  3. WEST-CENTRAL: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Christian, Greene, Hancock, Jersey, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott
  4. METRO EAST: Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington
  5. SOUTHERN: Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, Williamson
  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
  7. SOUTH SUBURBAN: Kankakee, Will
  8. WEST SUBURBAN: DuPage, Kane
  9. NORTH SUBURBAN: Lake, McHenry
  10. SUBURBAN COOK: Suburban Cook
  11. CHICAGO: City of Chicago

MITIGATION MEASURES

Once a region meets the resurgence criteria, the following tiered menu of mitigation options will be considered. If sustained increases in health metrics continue unabated, further mitigations could be added from additional tiers.

SETTINGTIER 1TIER 2TIER 3 
Bars and RestaurantsReduced indoor dining and suspend indoor bar serviceSuspend indoor dining and bar serviceSuspend in-person dining; takeout only
OfficesInstitute remote work for high risk individuals; continued emphasis on telework for as many workers as possibleReduce office capacity with recommendations to resume remote work where possibleInstitute remote work for all non-essential workers
GymsReduce indoor capacitySuspend organized indoor recreational activitiesSuspend organized indoor and outdoor recreational activities
RetailReduce in-person capacitySuspend in-person non-essential retail; online and curbside pick-up available for allSuspend all non-essential retail; only essential retail open (i.e. grocery stores, pharmacies)
Salon and Personal CareInstitute temporary location shutdown tied to outbreakInstitute temporary location shutdown tied to outbreak with possible broader mitigationsSuspend salon and personal care operations

The metrics and mitigation information may be found HERE