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IDPH: 60 more deaths, 1,343 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday

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Another 60 people in Illinois have died from COVID-19, and 1,343 new cases have been confirmed on Sunday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Illinois now has seen 120,260 cases of the virus and 5,390 people have died since the pandemic began. A total of 898,259 people have been tested. The state has a seven-day rolling positivity rate of 7%.

As of late Saturday night, Illinois had 3,296 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 941 were in the ICU and 550 were on ventilators.

Regional update: As of Sunday, the Northeast region (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, McHenry, Lake and Will counties) reported a positivity rate average of 13.5%. The region reported an average of 28.2% of medical/surgical beds available, 32.8% of ICU beds available and 67.7% of ventilators available.

The North Central region (Bureau, DeKalb, La Salle, Lee, Ogle, Whiteside, Carroll, Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson, Putnam and Jo Daviess counties) reported a positivity rate rolling average of 6.1%. On average, the region has enough medical/surgical beds to accommodate a 37.9% surge in COVID-19 cases. The region reported that 42.9% of ICU beds are available and 63.8% of ventilators are available.

The Central region reported an average positivity rate of 2.6%. On average, there was an availability of 46.7% of medical/surgical beds, 51.1% of ICU beds and 76.5% of ventilators.

The Southern region had an average positivity rate of 4.9%. On average, there was an availability of 46.9% of medical/surgical beds, 41.5% of ICU beds and 82.9% of ventilators.

Threshold to move into Phase 4: In order to move into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, each of the state's health regions must ensure that testing is available in the region regardless of symptoms or risk factors.

Testing also needed to be made available to the residents and staff of congregate living facilities, according to the plan. A system for COVID-19 contact tracing and monitoring must be in place and able to respond 24 hours after diagnosis.

In addition to these requirements, each region must report an average positivity rate of 20% or lower, increasing no more than 10 percentage points over a 14-day period.

Regions also must report no overall increase in hospital admissions for COVID-19 for a period of 28 days, meaning hospitalizations must decrease or remain stable.

Finally, each region must prove available surge capacity of at least 14% of ICU beds, medical/surgical beds and ventilators.

Contact tracing and monitoring within 24 hours of diagnosis for more than 90% of cases in region must be met in order to advance to Phase 4.

Newly reported deaths:

• Cook County: 3 females 30s, 1 male 40s, 2 females 50s, 2 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 3 males 60s, 1 unknown 60s, 6 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 8 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 4 females 90s, 1 female 100+

• DuPage County – 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s

• Kane County – 1 male 50s, 1 female 90s

• Lake County – 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

• Madison County – 1 female 60s

• Monroe County – 1 female 60s

• Peoria County – 1 male 80s

• St. Clair County – 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s

• Union County – 1 male 90s

• Whiteside County – 1 male 90s

• Will County – 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s

• Williamson County – 1 male 50s

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