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IL COVID – 19 Update #122

By August 28, 2020September 2nd, 2020No Comments


  • Region 4 Mitigation Documents
  • Region 7 Mitigation Documents
  • 30 Counties are on IDPH’s Watchlist
  • Today’s State numbers: 2,149  new confirmed cases with 20 deaths



Thirty counties are currently reported at a warning level:

  1. Bureau
  2. Carroll
  3. Cass
  4. Clinton
  5. Cook
  6. Cumberland
  7. Effingham
  8. Fayette
  9. Greene
  10. Grundy
  11. Henderson
  12. Henry
  13. Jasper
  14. Jersey
  15. Jo Daviess
  16. Johnson
  17. Madison
  18. Monroe
  19. Morgan
  20. Perry
  21. Pike
  22. Randolph
  23. Sangamon
  24. Shelby
  25. St. Clair
  26. Union
  27. Warren
  28. White
  29. Will
  30. Williamson



In the last 24 hours there has been 2,149 new confirmed cases and 20 deaths.

IDPH is reporting a total of 229,483 cases, to date, including 7,997 deaths.

The state has conducted 3,924,305 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 August 26th are 356 confirmed cases, 4,784 tests completed, and 3 deaths (based on a 7 day rolling average).

To date, there has been 69,793 confirmed cases in the City of Chicago with 2,863 confirmed deaths and a 5.3% 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.



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


ICU Surge


> 8% Positivity

Rate (3 cons. days)

1. North 7 1 43% 52% 0 (5.1%)
2. North Central 5 3 38% 43% 0 (6.4%)
3. West Central 2 0 35% 36% 0 (5.7%)
4. Metro East 6 4 29% 37% 12(10.4%)
5. Southern 6 2 46% 55% 0(7.6%)
6. East Central 2 1 38% 45% 0 (1.7%)
7. South Suburban 7 2 27% 27% 7 (8.4%)
8. West Suburban 6 2 30% 44% 0 (5.7%)
9. North Suburban 3 2 33% 49% 0 (5.9%)
10. Suburban Cook 4 4 28% 33% 0 (6.7%)
11. Chicago 5 3 23% 39% 0 (5.5%)




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%)



  1. 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 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.