Illinois COVID 19 update today: IL area in suburban Cook County to see 10 mitigation restrictions; 4,062 coronovirus cases in the state, 24 deaths

CHICAGO (WLS) – Illinois officials announced that new COVID-19 restrictions would be imposed for suburban Cook County due to the increasing number of coronovirus cases.Officials announced that the restrictions included indoor restaurant service, which would go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for Area 10, which is suburban Cook County, as well as Region 4, the metro east area near St. Louis.

The suburban Cook County area has seen eight straight days of increased test positivity and seven days of increased hospital admissions triggering nausea restrictions. The restrictions do not apply to the city of Chicago.”Over the weekend, two more regions – Region 4, Metro East, as well as Region 10, suburban Cook County – triggered our matrix for additional mitigation, meaning that, since Wednesday, 6 of our 11 regions have resurfaced. Will work under the framework., “Said Governor JB Pritzker. “Like the four areas already operating under Tier One or Tier Two of the plan – Northwestern Illinois, Southern Illinois, and Will, Kankke, DuPage, and Ken Counties – Region 4 triggered our 8 percent average range of positivity, for the second time. It has done so. Since mid-summer. Region 10, on the other hand, is the first region in Illinois not to do additional mitigation because of its positivity rate alone, but because both its positivity rate and its COVID-related hospital Continuity is seen. Last 10 days. ”

IDPH Director Dr. “We are seeing test positivity for growth in the state, but for Region 10, suburban Cook County, we are seeing a steady increase in hospitals for disease like COVID,” said Nozi Ezik. “At the onset of the epidemic, we were worried about our hospitals being overwhelmed and we should take action now to prevent that possibility. We are entering the flu season and our hospital COVID-19 and flu penetration Facing both. The same things that can help. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 will help prevent the spread of the flu. Please, wash your hands, watch your distance, and wear your mask. And Make sure to get your flu shot. ”

Restrictions that do not apply to schools:


-No indoor service
-All external services close at 11:00 pm
-All times patrons should be seated at tables outside
-Now ordering, sitting, or congregating at the bar (bar stool must be removed)
-Table must be 6 feet apart
Standing or gathering indoors or outside while waiting for a table or exit
-Do not dance or stand
Prerequisites for each party
-Sitting of many parties at a table


-No indoor food or bar service
-All outdoor meals close at 11:00 pm
– Inside dining table should be 6 feet apart
Standing or gathering indoors or outside while waiting for a table or exit
Prerequisites for each party
-Sitting of many parties at a table

Meetings, social events, gathering

-At least 25 guests or 25 percent overall room capacity
-No party buses
-Ging and casinos close at 11:00 am, limited to 25 percent capacity, and follow loopholes for bars and restaurants if applicable

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The announcement came after Illinois public health officials announced 4,062 new cases of COVID-19, with 24 additional deaths on Sunday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported that the total number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois is now 374,256, killing 9,505 people.

Over a 24-hour period, officials said the state processed 72,097 samples for a total of 7,268,952. The 24-day positivity rate from October 18 is 6.1%, the same as the day before.

As of Saturday night, 2,605 people were hospitalized in Illinois, with 565 in Illinois and 214 in the ICU and 214 on ventilators.

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The deaths recorded on Sunday include:

– Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 4 females 70s, 3 females 80s, 2 males 80s
– Fayette County: 2 women 70s
– Ford County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
– Lake County: 1 female 90s
– Macon County: 1 female 80s
– Macpin County: 1 male 40s
– Monroe County: 1 female 80s
– St. Clair County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s
– Whiteside County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 80s

Mayor Lightfoot addressed the growing problem at a press conference on Monday morning.

Lightfoot said, “But the rate we are seeing right now is across the country, so we have to bend that we know wearing masks, social disturbances, getting in touch with people.”

As hospitals across the state report improvements in COVID cases, more areas may face a series of mandatory restrictions. These include a commercial curfew and a ban on indoor service.

Mayor Lightfoot pointed to Chicago’s location as the Midwest is increasing positivity rates.

“We are surrounded by a number of states that Illinois has not imposed the type of sanctions,” Mayor Lightroot said. “Wisconsin is one. Indiana has dropped all restrictions and not surprisingly we are looking at COVID cases>”

Data from the COVID-19 Tracking Project show that nationwide, in cases where race is known, black people – dying 2.3 times the rate of whites – 21% fatalities – 12.7% of the population Despite accounting for.

While less than 1% of the US population lives in long-term facilities, like nursing homes, they make up 41% of COVID 19 deaths.

Right now, Chicago is focusing on ensuring that residents are masked.

Mayor Lightfoot said, “I understand that people are feeling COVID fatigue, but this is not the time to be more diligent.”

There are also mitigation restrictions for Region 7, including the Dukes and Kane counties, Region 8, the Kankke and Will counties as well as Region 1, including Area 5 in Rockford and Southern Illinois.

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