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IL COVID – 19 Update #107

By July 28, 2020No Comments


  • 34 Counties have been listed in the Disaster Proclamation
  • All regions positivity rates are increasing
  • 7 of the 11 regions are in the danger zone
  • Today’s State numbers: 1,076 new confirmed cases and 30 deaths
    • Monday: 1,231 new confirmed cases and 18 deaths 
    • Sunday: 1,541 conformed cases with 1 death
    • Saturday: 1,426 cases with 12 deaths

IF a region meets the metrics as outlined below, the regions could be put into mitigation. The mitigation measures are outlined below.


Governor JB Pritzker has filed a new state disaster declaration.  According to the filing the following counties have reported more than 75 cases per 100,000 people within the last 7 days which exceeds the desired metric of less than 50 cases per 100,000 people:

  1. Adams
  2. Alexander
  3. Cass
  4. Champaign
  5. Clinton
  6. Coles
  7. Douglas
  8. DuPage
  9. Gallatin
  10. Hardin
  11. Iroquois
  12. Jackson
  13. Jo Daviess
  14. Johnson
  15. Kankakee
  16. LaSalle
  17. Lawrence
  18. Logan
  19. Madison
  20. McHenry
  21. Mercer
  22. Monroe
  23. Peoria
  24. Perry
  25. Randolph
  26. Rock Island
  27. Saline
  28. Sangamon
  29. Scott
  30. St. Clair
  31. Union
  32. Washington
  33. White
  34. Whiteside


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. North6049%58%0 (5.2%)
2. North Central5245%49%0 (4.2%)
3. West Central7042%51%0 (3.9%)
4. Metro East6033%41%0 (7.8%)
5. Southern8253%56%0 (6.5%)
6. East Central9341%43%0 (2.9%)
7. South Suburban7132%38%0 (5.8%)
8. West Suburban5239%49%0 (4.5%)
9. North Suburban9043%54%0 (5.1%)
10. Suburban Cook7429%35%0 (5.4%)
11. Chicago4532%43%0 (4.5%)


In the last 24 hours there has been 1,076 new confirmed cases and 30 deaths. 

IDPH is reporting a total of 173,731 cases, to date, including 7,446 deaths. 

The state has conducted 2,570,465 tests to-date.  

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


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 July 27th are 240 confirmed cases, 4,470 tests completed, and 3 deaths (based on a 7 day rolling average).

To date, there has been 59,338 confirmed cases in the City of Chicago with 2,759 confirmed deaths and a 5.4% 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.


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%)


2. Three consecutive days averaging ≥ 8% positivity rate


  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


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.

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.