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 key metrics related to the coronavirus pandemic?
Here’s a look at each region and its current performance in terms of 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 right here.
On July 15, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker that he decided to further divide the state from four into 11 separate health care regions.
Region 1: NORD Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago
This region has seen seven straight days of positivity increases, with this rate rising from 3.6 percent to 5.2 percent.
Region 2: NORD-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 increases, with this rate rising 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, which includes 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 been virtually flat.
Region 4: METRO EAST Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington
As it has been for several days, this region is hanging close to the 8 percent threshold that would trigger increased restrictions. On July 19, it was at 6.9 percent, and today it was 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 seen a marked uptick in positivity rate. The number was at 4.6 percent on July 19, and now it is 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
The degree of positivity is still relatively low in this region, but is rising as the rate has risen from 2.4 percent to 3.1 percent in the last nine days. This region also sees a weak uptick in hospital admissions.
Region 7: SOUTH SUBURBAN Kankakee, Will
Hospitalizations have remained mostly flat over the past week with a slight decline, but positivity has risen from 4.9 percent to 6.3 percent over the past nine days.
Region 8: WEST SUBURBAN DuPage, Kane
The degree of positivity in this region has risen, but admissions fell for several days before a slight recent rise.
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. The hospitalization rate has fallen in recent days.
Region 10: SUBURBAN COOK Suburban Cook County
Admissions are down slightly in the last week or so, 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 degree of positivity was largely flat and even declining for a while, but has risen in the last few days and stood at 4.8 percent per. July 28.