SUMMARY of the DAILY REPORT
- Region 4 receives additional mitigation requirements
- Region 7 receives mitigation requirements.
- Today’s State numbers: 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
REGION 4 (METRO-EAST) AND 7 (WILL AND KANKAKEE) MITIGATION
Region 4 receives additional mitigation while Region 7 receives initial mitigation efforts. The new mitigation requirements will begin Wednesday.
- In both regions 4 AND 7, indoor dining will now be suspended.
- Only outdoor will be allowed.
- Reservations will still be required with contact information for at least one member of the party.
- In Region 7, restaurants and taverns must be closed by 11:00 p.m.
- This mitigation step is already in place in Region 4.
- Closure does not apply to drive-thru, curbside or delivery.
- In Region 7 gaming and casinos must close at 11:00 p.m. and are limited to 25% capacity.
- This mitigation step is already in place in Region 4.
- IDPH has not made a final determination on the rules for taverns or restaurants that have gaming machines. That determination will be made in the next few hours.
- In both regions 4 and 7 Reception halls are closed and no party buses. This means restaurants or taverns can not hold receptions.
In order for the mitigation efforts to be removed, a region must achieve a positivity rate of at least 6.5%.
STATE COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE
In the last 24 hours there has been 1,612 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths.
IDPH is reporting a total of 221790 cases, to date, including 7,888 deaths.
The state has conducted 3,740,191 tests to-date.
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 23rd are 340 confirmed cases, 4,712 tests completed, and 2 deaths (based on a 7 day rolling average).
To date, there has been 68,720 confirmed cases in the City of Chicago with 2,854 confirmed deaths and a 7.2% 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.
|Region||Positivity Increases (7 Day Avg)||Hospital Admissions (7 Day Avg.)||<20% Med Surge Capacity||<20%|
|> 8% Positivity|
Rate (3 cons. days)
|1. North||6||1||45%||52%||0 (4.9%)|
|2. North Central||5||3||35%||44%||0 (5.9%)|
|3. West Central||3||0||37%||41%||0 (5.6%)|
|4. Metro East||7||2||30%||41%||9(9.4%)|
|6. East Central||2||0||39%||49%||0 (1.6%)|
|7. South Suburban||7||1||30%||30%||4 (8.3%)|
|8. West Suburban||5||2||33%||50%||0 (5.8%)|
|9. North Suburban||2||1||39%||53%||0 (5.5%)|
|10. Suburban Cook||5||5||32%||38%||0 (6.7%)|
|11. Chicago||3||3||27%||43%||0 (5.2%)|
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.
- 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
- NORTH: Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago
- NORTH-CENTRAL: Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Woodford
- WEST-CENTRAL: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Christian, Greene, Hancock, Jersey, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott
- METRO EAST: Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington
- SOUTHERN: Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, Williamson
- EAST-CENTRAL: Champaign, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, De Witt, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Iroquois, Jasper, Lawrence, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Richland, Shelby, Vermillion
- SOUTH SUBURBAN: Kankakee, Will
- WEST SUBURBAN: DuPage, Kane
- NORTH SUBURBAN: Lake, McHenry
- SUBURBAN COOK: Suburban Cook
- 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.
|SETTING||TIER 1||TIER 2||TIER 3|
|Bars and Restaurants||Reduced indoor dining and suspend indoor bar service||Suspend indoor dining and bar service||Suspend in-person dining; takeout only|
|Offices||Institute remote work for high risk individuals; continued emphasis on telework for as many workers as possible||Reduce office capacity with recommendations to resume remote work where possible||Institute remote work for all non-essential workers|
|Gyms||Reduce indoor capacity||Suspend organized indoor recreational activities||Suspend organized indoor and outdoor recreational activities|
|Retail||Reduce in-person capacity||Suspend in-person non-essential retail; online and curbside pick-up available for all||Suspend all non-essential retail; only essential retail open (i.e. grocery stores, pharmacies)|
|Salon and Personal Care||Institute temporary location shutdown tied to outbreak||Institute temporary location shutdown tied to outbreak with possible broader mitigations||Suspend salon and personal care operations|
The metrics and mitigation information may be found HERE.