When does Illinois now move to Phase Four of the Recover Illinois Plan, where each of the state’s health care regions is identified by key indicators related to the coronavirus pandemic?
Here’s an overview of each region and its current indicators of positivity and availability of hospital beds, dispensaries, and ventilators provided by the Illinois Department of Health.
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On July 15, Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker announced that he had decided to further divide the state from four to 11 separate health regions.
Here is what each of the regions looks like at the moment, with notes to each:
Region 1: North Boone, Carroll, Decalb, Joe Davis, Lee, Ogle, Stevenson, Whiteside, Winnebago
In this region, there is an increase in positivity for seven days, with the rate increasing from 3.6 to 5.2 percent.
Region 2: North-Central Bureau, Fulton, Grandi, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, La Sall, Livingston, Marshall, McDonagh, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazwell, Warren, Woodford
In this region, there is an increase in positivity in seven days, with this figure increasing from 4 to 4.4 percent.
Region 3: WEST-CENTRAL Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Christian, Green, Hancock, Jersey, Logan, Makupin, Mason, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott
The level of positivity in the region, which includes Springfield, has risen from 3.3 percent to 4.3 percent in the past nine days, increasing by seven days. Hospitalization remained virtually equal.
Region 4: METRO EAST Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington
As for several days, this region is delayed near the 8 percent threshold, which will lead to increased restrictions. On July 19, it was 6.9 percent, and today – 7.7 percent.
Region 5: South Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Soline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, Williamson
There is a significant improvement in the level of positivity in this region. On July 19, their number was 4.6 percent, and now – 6.5 percent.
Region 6: EAST-CENTRAL Champagne, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, De Wit, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Iroquois, Jasper, Lawrence, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Richland, Shelby, Vermilion
Positivity rates in the region remain relatively low, but they are rising as the rate has risen from 2.4 percent to 3.1 percent over the past nine days. There is also a small situation in hospitals in this region.
Region 7: SOUTHERN SUBURBAN Kankakee, Will
Over the past week, hospitalizations have remained largely equal, but the level of positivity has risen from 4.9 percent to 6.3 percent over the past nine days.
Region 8: WESTERN SUBURBAN DuPage, Kane
The level of positivity in this region is growing, but hospitalization has been declining for several days until a slight recent increase.
Region 9: NORTHERN SUBURBAN Lake, McEnry
Over the past week, the positivity rate in the region has risen from 4.0 to 5.3 percent, according to IDPH. In recent days, the level of hospital admission has decreased.
Region 10: SUBURBAN COOK Cook Suburban District
Over the past week, hospitalizations have declined slightly, while positivity rates have risen from 4.8 percent on July 19 to 5.7 percent on July 28.
Region 11: CHICAGO City of Chicago
The level of positivity was largely equal and even decreased for a while, but in the last few days increased and amounted to 4.8 percent as of July 28.