With Illinois now more than a month into phase four of the “Restore Illinois” plan, where do each of the state’s health care regions stand in important metrics related to the coronavirus pandemic?
Here’s a look at each region and its current results on the positivity and availability of hospital beds, ICU beds and ventilators, provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
For a look at the comprehensive metrics updated daily by the NBC 5 Investigates team and to see how your county rates, check out our full list of interactive charts and graphs here.
On July 15, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker that he decided to further divide the state from four to 11 separate health care regions.
Region 1: NORTH Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago
This region has seen seven consecutive days of positive increases, with the rate increasing from 3.6 percent to 5.2 percent.
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 seen seven days of positivity increase, with that rate increasing from 4 percent to 4.4 percent.
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, including Springfield, has risen from 3.3 percent to 4.3 percent over the past nine days, with seven straight days of increases. Hospital admissions have remained almost flat.
Region 4: METRO EAST Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington
As it has been for several days, this region remains close to the 8 percent threshold that would trigger increased restrictions. On July 19, it was 6.9 percent and today at 7.7 percent.
Region 5: SYDA Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, Williamson
This region has seen a significant upturn in the degree of positivity. The number was 4.6 percent on July 19 and now it is 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
The degree of positivity is still relatively low in this region, but is increasing as it has increased from 2.4 percent to 3.1 percent over the past nine days. This region also sees a weak record in hospital admissions.
Region 7: SOUTH SUBURBAN Kankakee, Will
Hospital admissions have remained mostly flat over the past week, with a slight decline, but the positivity has increased from 4.9 percent to 6.3 percent over the past nine days.
Region 8: Western SUBURBAN DuPage, Kane
The degree of positivity in this region is increasing, but hospital admissions fell for several days before a somewhat recent increase.
Region 9: NORTH SUBURBAN Lake, McHenry
The positivity rate in this region has risen from 4.0 percent to 5.3 percent over the past week, according to IDPH figures. Hospital admissions have decreased in recent days.
Region 10: SUBURBAN COOK Suburban Cook County
Hospital admissions have been slightly down over the past week or so, while the degree of positivity has risen from 4.8 per cent on 19 July to 5.7 per cent on 28 July.
Region 11: CHICAGO City of Chicago
The degree of positivity was largely flat and even declining for a while but has decreased in recent days and stood at 4.8 percent as of July 28.