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IL COVID – 19 Update #104

By July 22, 2020No Comments


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. North3144%54%0 (3.5%)
2. North Central5142%49%0 (3.9%)
3. West Central7139%37%0 (3.3%)
4. Metro East7140%52%0 (6.9%)
5. Southern6052%55%0 (4.6%)
6. East Central5243%47%0 (2.4%)
7. South Suburban3133%39%0 (4.9%)
8. West Suburban4136%50%0 (4.0%)
9. North Suburban4242%57%0 (3.8%)
10. Suburban Cook5230%40%0 (4.8%)
11. Chicago2332%43%0 (3.9%)


In the last 24 hours there has been 1,598 new confirmed cases and 23 deaths. 

For comparisons sake, there were 983 reported cases yesterday, and 1,173 cases Monday. 

IDPH is reporting a total of 16,301 cases, to date, including 7,347 deaths. 

The state has conducted 2,348,387 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 21st are 227 confirmed cases, 4,787 tests completed, and 4 deaths (based on a 7 day rolling average).

To date, there has been 57,340 confirmed cases in the City of Chicago with 2,731 confirmed deaths and a 4.7% 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