COVID-19

IL COVID – 19 Update #76

By May 21, 2020 No Comments

GOVERNOR’S BRIEFING

The Governor JB Pritzker did not focus on anything related to employers. 

REGIONAL PROGRESS REPORT

Under the Governor’s Restore Illinois plan, in order to move from Phase 2 to Phase 3, each of the four medical regions must have a surge capacity of at least 14% for hospital beds, ICU beds and ventilators. The positivity rating for the region must be under 20% for a 14-day period. Any number in red means that region has not met the capacity requirement for that category. These numbers are calculated on 14-day rolling periods with a 3-day delay. Readers can find all the stats below, and more, here

REGIONHOSPITAL BEDSICU BEDSVENTILATORSPOSITIVITY RATE
Northeast19.4% 21.3%63.7%16.8%
North central40.2%42.6%60.3%6.7%
Central49.6%50%81.7%3.3%
South46%37.8%77.4%5.7%

RETAIL CARES 

IRMA launched a campaign called Illinois Retail Cares. It is an effort to tell the story of the many efforts retailers have undertaken during the pandemic to meet the needs of the hungry, healthcare workers, first responders, etc. These are efforts above-and-beyond the herculean efforts retailers have undertaken to meet the demands of consumers. Each week new stories will be told. If you have a story to share, we would love to share it! Please email your story to us today.    

ILLINOIS COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, MD, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health announced 2,268 new cases in Illinois, including 87 additional deaths.  IDPH is reporting a total of 102,686 cases, to date, including 4,607 deaths, in 100 of Illinois’s 102 counties. 

Over the last 24-hours, the state has conducted  29,307 tests – the highest 24-hour total so far – for a total of 672,020 to-date. . 

As of midnight last night, 4,107 individuals were hospitalized for COVID-19. Of those, 1,088 (26.49%) are in the ICU occupying 29.5% of the 3,687 staffed ICU beds. Of those, 609 (55.97%) are on ventilators or 10.63% of the 5,727 staff ventilators. 

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

FACE COVERINGS SUPPLIERS

In order to assist retailers in the procurement of facial coverings for employees, IRMA has created a place on it’s website. Retailers can review and contact the supplier of their choice on IRMA’s website