The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 14 deaths and 1,467 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

The state tested 38,945 people over the 24 hours leading up to Sunday afternoon. Illinois’ seven-day average positivity rate for July 26 to Aug. 1 remained flat at 3.9%. Illinois has now seen 181,943 total cases of COVID-19 and 7,517 people have died. A total of 2,778,322 tests have been conducted.

As of late Saturday night, Illinois had 1,407 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 339 were in the ICU and 126 were on ventilators.

Regional update:

According to a July 15 update to the governor's COVID-19 response plan, the state will be tracking public health metrics in a slightly different way to monitor any potential resurgences of COVID-19. Additional restrictions can be placed on any of the state's 11 health regions if the region sustains an increase in its average positivity rate for seven days out of a ten day period.

A region also may become more restrictive if there is a seven-day increase in hospital admissions for COVID-19-related illness or a reduction in hospital medical/surgical beds or ICU capacity below 20%. If a region reports three consecutive days with greater than an 8% average positivity rate, additional infection mitigation will be considered through a tiered system of restriction guidelines offered by the IDPH.

The North Suburban region (McHenry and Lake counties) has seen eight days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter measures – but only three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate went up to 5.5%. Currently 37% of medical/surgical beds are available and 51% of ICU beds.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen four days of positivity increases – a decrease in that metric – and four days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased slightly to 4.8%. Currently 34% of medical/surgical beds are available and 46% of ICU beds.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen seven days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter measures – but only two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate went up to 6.2%. Currently 29% of medical/surgical beds are available and 30% of ICU beds.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen five days of positivity increases – a decrease in that metric – and zero days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate decreased to 4.4%. Currently 46% of medical/surgical beds are available and 48% of ICU beds.

The North-Central region (Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren and Woodford counties) has eight days of positivity increases – an increase in that metric and meeting one criteria for stricter measures – but only three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate went up to 4.8%. Currently 42% of medical/surgical beds are available and 48% of ICU beds.

Chicago has seen seven days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter measures – but only two days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased slightly to 4.8%. Currently 28% of medical/surgical beds are available and 40% of ICU beds.

Suburban Cook County has seen eight days of positivity increases – meeting one criteria for stricter measures – but only three days of hospital admission increases. The region's positivity rate increased slightly to 5.7%. Currently 28% of medical/surgical beds are available and 33% of ICU beds.

To see how other regions across the state are doing, see the full IDPH dashboard here.

Newly reported deaths include:

• Adams County: 1 female 90s

• Cook County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s

• Kane County: 1 male 60s

• Madison County: 1 male 70s

• McHenry County: 1 male 50s

• Montgomery County: 1 female 90s

• Rock Island County: 1 male 90s

• Winnebago County: 2 females 80s

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