Here’s Where Each Illinois Region Stands on Coronavirus Metrics

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All but one of Illinois’ 102 counties are at a “warning level” for the coronavirus as state officials impose Tier 3 mitigation efforts effective Friday.

The new restrictions, announced by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, were in response to a rapid increase of coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations statewide over the past month.

Tier 3 mitigations in Illinois force several businesses and spaces to close, including casinos and museums, among others. Non-essential businesses, such as gyms and salons, are also facing new limitations.

The “warning level” for most Illinois counties means each saw increases in two or more COVID-19 “risk indicators,” the health department said. The counties now under a warning include every county in the state, except for Union in southern Illinois.

Here are the metrics from regions across the state, which all face mitigations:

Region 1 –

Region 1, located in northwestern Illinois, reported an 18.2% positvity rate as of Wednesday, which is a decrease from their peak at 20.9% exactly one week prior.

Hospitalization rates have remained fairly steady across the region, reaching 30 as of Wednesday. ICU bed availability sits at 25% and hospital beds at 28%.

Counties in Region 1 include Boone, Caroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago.

Region 2 –

Region 2 has also seen …

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