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The Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday reported 1,317 new COVID-19 cases and 25 additional deaths, bringing statewide totals to 151,767 confirmed cases and 7,144 deaths across 102 counties.
The statewide seven-day rolling average positivity rate rose to 2.9%, according to the IDPH daily news release.
A total of 1,911,743 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Illinois since the pandemic began. The IDPH received the results of 32,987 tests in the 24-hour period leading up to Friday afternoon, of which 1,317 were positive.
The state is reporting a seven-day rolling average positivity rate of 2.9% for the period of July 3 to 9, according to the IDPH. Illinois' COVID-19 recovery rate remains at 94%.
Of the deaths reported Friday, 16 were Cook County residents, accounting for 64% of the daily total.
As of Thursday night, 1,436 people were in Illinois hospitals with the coronavirus, according to the release. Of those people, 306 were in intensive care units, and 155 were on ventilator support.
As of Friday afternoon, the Northeast region (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, McHenry, Lake and Will counties) reported an average positivity rate of 4%. The region reported an average availability of 34% of medical/surgical beds, 44% of ICU beds and 74% of ventilators.
The North Central region (Bureau, DeKalb, La Salle, Lee, Ogle, Whiteside, Carroll, Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson, Putnam and Jo Daviess counties) reported an average positivity rate of 3%. On average, the region has enough medical/surgical beds to accommodate a 46% surge in COVID-19 cases. The North Central region reported that 53% 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, 48% of ICU beds and 80% of ventilators as of Friday afternoon. The region has experienced a 53% increase in hospital admissions over the past 28 days, but it still is considered to be stable, according to the IDPH website.
The Southern region had an average positivity rate of 4%. On average, there was an availability of 44% of medical/surgical beds, 49% of ICU beds and 79% of ventilators.
Newly reported deaths
• Cass County: 1 woman in her 80s
• Cook County: 3 women in their 60s, 2 men in their 60s, 1 unknown in their 60s, 3 women in their 70s, 2 men in their 70s, 2 women in their 80s, 1 man in his 80s, 1 woman in her 90s, 1 man in his 90s
• DuPage County: 1 man in his 70s
• Lake County: 1 woman in her 70s
• McHenry County: 1 woman in her 80s
• Peoria County: 1 woman in her 90s
• Will County: 1 woman in her 70s
• Winnebago County: 1 man in his 60s, 2 men in their 80s