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Metrics from each of Illinois’ 11 health regions – NBC Chicago

After records were broken for new cases and hospital admissions in late December and early January, some locations in Illinois are showing signs that the omicron surge may peak.

At the statewide level, Illinois reported 34,573 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. Although the new number drove the state to a daily case average of 32,501, it represented only a 1% increase in that number and continued a recently slowing trend in the increase in new daily cases.

The state’s rate of positivity for all tests remained constant at 12% on Wednesday, with the rate of positivity among those tested declining to 16.7% according to the latest data.

The Illinois Department of Health announced Wednesday that 7,219 patients are currently being hospitalized in the state, a decrease of more than 100 patients from Tuesday’s record high.

Officials say the data shows a slowdown in hospital admissions across the state, but warn residents should remain vigilant and continue to adhere to new tensions and existing regulations as Illinois works to reverse the spike caused by omicrones.

According to IDPH data, 1,131 of these patients are currently in intensive care units, down from Tuesday and continuing a recent flattening trend in the metric.

At the regional level, most areas are still seeing increases in hospital admissions, but the number of new hospital admissions is showing signs of slowing. In addition, ICU availability rates are largely stabilizing across the state, particularly in the hardest hit areas such as Region 5 in the southern part of the state and Region 7, which is made up of Will and Kankakee counties.

Chicago and a suburb of Cook County both show rapid declines in positivity rates, with the city’s 15.9% positivity rate seeing a significant decrease from its high of 18.7% a week ago.

Earlier this month, Chicago reported a significant surge in hospital patients, but the number has slowed in the past few days, with only 13 new COVID admissions in the past 24 hours.

Here are the full metrics for each of Illinois’ 11 health regions:

Region 1 (Northwest Illinois):

Positivity Rate – 21.9% (stable)

Bed availability in the intensive care unit – 5% (stable)

Hospitalization trends – 7/10 days increasing

Region 2 (west-central Illinois):

Positivity Rate – 21.1% (decreasing)

Bed availability in the intensive care unit – 9% (stable)

Hospitalization trends – increasing 10/10 days

Region 3 (western Illinois):

Positivity Rate – 21.7% (increasing)

Availability of beds in the intensive care unit – 9% (decreasing)

Hospitalization trends – increasing 10/10 days

Region 4 (Southwest Illinois):

Positivity Rate – 25.6% (decreasing)

Bed availability in the intensive care unit – 11% (increasing)

Hospitalization trends – increasing 10/10 days

Region 5 (Southern Illinois):

Positivity Rate – 15.3% (increasing)

Bed availability in the intensive care unit – 4% (stable)

Hospitalization Trends – 9/10 days increasing

Region 6 (east-central Illinois):

Positivity Rate – 19.9% ​​(decreasing)

Bed availability in the intensive care unit – 14% (stable)

Hospitalization Trends – 9/10 days increasing

Region 7 (Will, Kankakee Counties):

Positivity Rate – 22.7% (decreasing)

Bed availability in the intensive care unit – 6% (stable)

Hospitalization Trends – 9/10 days increasing

Region 8 (Kane, DuPage-Counties):

Positivity Rate – 20.8% (decreasing)

Bed availability in the intensive care unit – 10% (decreasing)

Hospitalization trends – increasing 10/10 days

Region 9 (McHenry, Lake Counties):

Positivity Rate – 18% (decreasing)

Bed availability in the intensive care unit – 15% (stable)

Hospitalization trends – increasing 10/10 days

Region 10 (suburb of Cook County):

Positivity Rate – 17% (decreasing)

Bed availability in the intensive care unit – 8% (stable)

Hospitalization trends – increasing 10/10 days

Region 11 (Chicago):

Positivity Rate – 15.9% (decreasing)

Bed availability in the intensive care unit – 8% (stable)

Hospitalization trends – increasing 10/10 days

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