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Coronavirus

Illinois reports eight more deaths, 1,187 new cases of COVID-19

A health worker performs a COVID-19 test at a Test Iowa site at Waukee South Middle School, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Waukee, Iowa.
A health worker performs a COVID-19 test at a Test Iowa site at Waukee South Middle School, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Waukee, Iowa.

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Illinois reported eight deaths and 1,187 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

IDPH indicated that 3.11% of 38,161 total tests in the previous 24 hours came back positive.

The state's seven-day rolling positivity rate is 3.1%. Illinois has now seen 156,693 total cases of the virus and 7,226 people have died. A total of 2,079,601 people have been tested.

As of late Tuesday night, Illinois had 1,454 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 324 were in the ICU and 130 were on ventilators.

Regional update: As of Tuesday, the Northeast region (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, McHenry, Lake and Will counties) reported a positivity rate average of 4%. The region reported an average of 32% of medical/surgical beds available, 42% of ICU beds available and 74% 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 4%. On average, the region has enough medical/surgical beds to accommodate a 44% surge in COVID-19 cases. The region reported that 53% of ICU beds are available and 75% of ventilators are available.

The Central region reported an average positivity rate of 2%. On average, there was an availability of 39% of medical/surgical beds, 44% of ICU beds and 80% of ventilators.

The Southern region had an average positivity rate of 5%. On average, there was an availability of 43% of medical/surgical beds, 51% of ICU beds and 81% of ventilators.

Newly reported deaths include:

- Cook County - 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

- DuPage County - 1 male 80s

- Kane County - 1 female 80s

- Will County - 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s

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