COVID-19

IL COVID – 19 Update #109

By August 1, 2020 August 3rd, 2020 No Comments

SUMMARY of the DAILY REPORT

  • Cook County plans to implement mitigation procedures
  • 34 Counties have been listed in the Disaster Proclamation
  • All regions positivity rates are increasing
  • 9 of the 11 regions are in the danger zone
  • Today’s State numbers: 1,941 new confirmed cases with 21 deaths
    • Thursday: 1,772 new confirmed cases and 18 deaths
    • Wednesday: 1,393 new confirmed cases and 18 deaths
    • Tuesday: 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 PRITZKER DECLARES STATE DISASTER

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

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. North7043%48%0 (5.0%)
2. North Central7339%49%0 (4.4%)
3. West Central7139%51%0 (4.3%)
4. Metro East6034%43%0 (7.7%)
5. Southern9248%58%0 (6.5%)
6. East Central8337%44%0 (3.1%)
7. South Suburban7125%31%0 (6.3%)
8. West Suburban5432%48%0 (4.7%)
9. North Suburban8236%51%0 (5.3%)
10. Suburban Cook9427%34%0 (5.7%)
11. Chicago6329%40%0 (4.8%)

STATE COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE

In the last 24 hours there has been 1,941 new confirmed cases and 21 deaths. 

IDPH is reporting a total of 178,837 cases, to date, including 7,495 deaths. 

The state has conducted 2,699,568 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 July 30th are 266 confirmed cases, 4,455 tests completed, and 3 deaths (based on a 7 day rolling average).

To date, there has been 60,376 confirmed cases in the City of Chicago with 2,775 confirmed deaths and a 6.0% 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.

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.