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IL COVID-19 Update #127

By October 5, 2020No Comments


  1. Bond
  2. Boone
  3. Brown
  4. Calhoun
  5. Christian
  6. Clinton
  7. Coles
  8. Crawford
  9. DeKalb
  10. DeWitt
  11. Fayette
  12. Greene
  13. Hancock
  14. Jasper
  15. Lee
  16. Livingston
  17. Macon
  18. Massac
  19. Monroe
  20. Morgan
  21. Pulaski
  22. Putnam
  23. Richland
  24. Saline
  25. St. Clair
  26. Wabash
  27. Washington
  28. Winnebago



In the last 24 hours there has been 2,206 new confirmed cases and 47 deaths.

IDPH is reporting a total of 297,646 cases, to date, including 8,743 deaths.

The state has conducted 5,763,128 tests to-date.

Additional information can be found here. COVID-19 stats by zip code can be found here.



The per day averages citywide as of October 2nd are 316 confirmed cases, 4,092 tests completed, and 3 deaths (based on a 7 day rolling average).

To date, there has been 80,652 confirmed cases in the City of Chicago with 2,962 confirmed deaths and a 4.3% positivity rate.

Additional information may be found here where you may select different data points such as zip code, ethnicity, age, gender, cases, tests, death, etc.



If the regions meet the metrics outlined below, then they COULD be subject to restrictions or mitigations outlined HERE.

You may find the regional metrics HERE.

Danger regions are marked in RED.


Region Positivity Increases (7 Day Avg) Hospital Admissions (7 Day Avg.) <20% Med

Surge Capacity


ICU Surge


> 8% Positivity

Rate (3 cons. days)

1. North 8 4 37% 55% 4 (8.7%)
2. North Central 2 1 39% 39% 0 (5.3%)
3. West Central 4 3 32% 42% 0 (5.7%)
4. Metro East 4 2 30% 38% (7.7%)
5. Southern 3 2 46% 54% 0


6. East Central 0 35% 41% 0 (2.1%)
7. South Suburban 2 3 25% 32% 0 (5.5%)
8. West Suburban 3 2 29% 44% 0 (5.5%)
9. North Suburban 3 1 34% 47% 0 (4.9%)
10. Suburban Cook 4 3 24% 32% 0 (5.2%)
11. Chicago 3 5 24% 34% 0 (4.6%)



As you are aware from FAIIR’s last notice, the Administration will now use the following metrics to determine whether or not a region is moving forward or backward.

  1. Sustained increase in 7-day rolling average (7 out of 10-days) in the positivity rate and ONE of the following severity indicators:
    • Sustained 7-day increase in hospital admissions for a COVID-19 like illness;
    • Reduction in hospital capacity threatening surge capabilities (ICU capacity or medical/surgical beds < 20%)



Three consecutive days averaging ≥ 8% positivity rate



  1. NORTH: Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago
  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
  3. WEST-CENTRAL: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Christian, Greene, Hancock, Jersey, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott
  4. METRO EAST: Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington
  5. SOUTHERN: Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, Williamson
  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
  7. SOUTH SUBURBAN: Kankakee, Will
  8. WEST SUBURBAN: DuPage, Kane
  9. NORTH SUBURBAN: Lake, McHenry
  10. SUBURBAN COOK: Suburban Cook
  11. CHICAGO: City of Chicago


Once a region meets the resurgence criteria, the following tiered menu of mitigation options will be considered. If sustained increases in health metrics continue unabated, further mitigations could be added from additional tiers.


Bars and Restaurants Reduced indoor dining and suspend indoor bar service Suspend indoor dining and bar service Suspend in-person dining; takeout only
Offices Institute remote work for high risk individuals; continued emphasis on telework for as many workers as possible Reduce office capacity with recommendations to resume remote work where possible Institute remote work for all non-essential workers
Gyms Reduce indoor capacity Suspend organized indoor recreational activities Suspend organized indoor and outdoor recreational activities
Retail Reduce in-person capacity Suspend in-person non-essential retail; online and curbside pick-up available for all Suspend all non-essential retail; only essential retail open (i.e. grocery stores, pharmacies)
Salon and Personal Care Institute temporary location shutdown tied to outbreak Institute temporary location shutdown tied to outbreak with possible broader mitigations Suspend salon and personal care operations


The metrics and mitigation information may be found HERE.