With Illinois more than a month ago it was introduced in Phase Four of the “Restore Illinois” plan, where are each of the state’s healthcare regions in key metrics related to the coronavirus pandemic?
Here’s a look at each region and its current performance on positivity rates and the availability of hospital beds, ICU beds, and ventilators, provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
To take a look at the broad metrics updated daily by the NBC 5 research team and to see how your county rates are performing, check out our full list of charts and interactive charts right here.
On July 15, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced he had decided to split the state back into four into eleven separate health care regions.
Below are the situations of each of the regions with notes on:
Region 1: NORTH Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago
This region has increased for seven consecutive days of positivity, increasing from 3.6% to 5.2%.
Region 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
This region has experienced seven days of increasing positivity, increasing from 4% to 4.4%.
Region 3: WEST-CENTRAL Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Christian, Greene, Hancock, Jersey, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott
The positivity rate in the region, which includes Springfield, has gone from 3.3 percent to 4.3 percent over the past nine days, with seven consecutive days of increases. Hospitalizations have remained virtually flat.
Region 4: METRO EAST Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington
As several days ago, this region remains close to the 8 percent threshold that would lead to increased restrictions. On July 19 it stood at 6.9 percent and today at 7.7 percent.
Region 5: SOUTH Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, Williamson
This region has had a significant increase in the positivity rate. On July 19, it stood at 4.6 percent and now at 6.5 percent.
Region 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
Positivity rates are still relatively low in this region, but they are rising as the rate has gone from 2.4 percent to 3.1 percent in the last nine days. This region is also experiencing a slight starting point in hospital admissions.
Region 7: SOUTH SUBURBANA Kankakee, Will
Hospitalizations have mostly remained flat over the past week, with a slight decline, but the positivity rate has gone from 4.9 percent to 6.3 percent over the past nine days.
Region 8: SUBURBANA West DuPage, Kane
The rate of positivity in this region is increasing, but hospitalizations declined for several days before a recent slight increase.
Region 9: NORTH SUBURBANA Lake, McHenry
The positivity rate in this region has gone from 4.0 percent to 5.3 percent over the past week, according to IDPH data. The hospital admission rate has declined in recent days.
Region 10: SUBURBAN CUISINE Cook Suburban County
Hospitalizations fell slightly in the last week or so, while positivity rates rose from 4.8 percent on July 19 to 5.7 percent on July 28.
Region 11: CHICAGO City of Chicago
The positivity rate was largely flat and even declined for a while, but has risen in recent days, standing at 4.8 percent on July 28th.