Olivia Chan's father helps her with a new mask on June 10 she received during a graduation ceremony for her Pre-K class in front of Bradford School in Jersey City, N.J. School districts across America are in the midst of wrenching decisions during the summer about how to resume classes in settings radically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic, with socially distanced school buses, virtual learning, outdoor classrooms and quarantine protocols for infected children as the new norm.
Olivia Chan's father helps her with a new mask on June 10 she received during a graduation ceremony for her Pre-K class in front of Bradford School in Jersey City, N.J. School districts across America are in the midst of wrenching decisions during the summer about how to resume classes in settings radically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic, with socially distanced school buses, virtual learning, outdoor classrooms and quarantine protocols for infected children as the new norm.

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Illinois announced six additional deaths from COVID-19 and 639 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. The six new COVID-19 deaths are the fewest reported in a single day by the state since reporting three deaths on March 25.

The Illinois Department of Public Health indicated that 2.34% of 27,235 total tests in the previous 24 hours came back positive.

The state's seven-day rolling positivity rate is 2.6%. Illinois has now seen 147,251 total cases of the virus and 7,020 people have died. A total of 1,761,706 tests have been performed.

As of late Saturday night, Illinois had 1,326 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 304 were in the ICU and 165 were on ventilators. That is the fewest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and patients in the ICU since IDPH started making that data public. The state had more than 15,000 open hospital beds.

Regional update: As of Saturday, 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 34% of medical/surgical beds available, 44% 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 3%. On average, the region has enough medical/surgical beds to accommodate a 47% surge in COVID-19 cases. The region reported that 58% of ICU beds are available and 77% of ventilators are available.

The Central region reported an average positivity rate of 2%. On average, there was an availability of 41% of medical/surgical beds, 51% of ICU beds and 77% of ventilators.

The Southern region had an average positivity rate of 4%. On average, there was an availability of 46% of medical/surgical beds, 51% of ICU beds and 79% of ventilators.

Newly reported deaths include:

• Champaign County: 1 male 90s

• Cook County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s

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