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IL COVID – 19 Update #99

By July 16, 2020July 20th, 2020No Comments


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


If the regions meet the metrics outlined above, then they COULD be subject to restrictions or mitigations outlined HERE

These numbers were last updated July 13th.

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. North6144%59%0
2. North Central6442%46%0
3. West Central6136%43%0
4. Metro East5033%54%0
5. Southern6050%60%0
6. East Central4141%48%0
7. South Suburban3128%33%0
8. West Suburban4134%49%0
9. North Suburban5140%58%0
10. Suburban Cook3229%39%0
11. Chicago2031%41%0

You may find the regional metrics HERE.


In the last 24 hours there has been 1,257 new confirmed cases and 25 deaths.  COVID cases are steadily increasing.

IDPH is reporting a total of 157,950 cases, to date, including 7,251 deaths. 

The state has conducted 2,122,607 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 15th are 209 confirmed cases, 3,877 tests completed, and 4 deaths (based on a 7 day rolling average).

To date, there has been 55,836 confirmed cases in the City of Chicago with 2,701 confirmed deaths and a 5.4% 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.