CHICAGO (WGEM) — Governor J.B. Pritzker provided an update on the state’s medical capacity to treat residents impacted by COVID-19 during his briefing on Tuesday.
“Since the earliest days of our COVID-19 response, my administration has worked with our state’s network of more than 200 hospitals to increase capacity in our existing health systems,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “These trends offer us further insight into the overall reach of COVID-19 in our state as we adjust the ‘how,’ ‘what’ and ‘where’ of our response.”
The governor said he and his administration remain committed to a multi-pronged approach to respond to COVID-19, putting in place early and rigorous mitigation measures to flatten the curve of new cases and increasing hospital and ventilator capacity to meet increased need.
As of Monday, 3,680 known COVID-19 patients and suspected COVID-19 patients were hospitalized. COVID-19 patients in an intensive care unit (ICU) totaled 1,166, and 821 patients are on a ventilator. Suspected COVID-19 patients are individuals under investigation and assumed to have COVID-19 for the purpose of medical treatment.
The governor and his administration are working with a statewide network of more than 200 hospitals to increase capacity in our existing health systems. As of April 6, Illinois now has 28,139 hospital beds, 2,709 of which are intensive care unit (ICU) beds.
As of Monday, the state has 35 percent of all ICU beds available, 949 of 2,709, and 57.1 percent of ventilators are available, 1,593 of 2,791.
|TOTAL HOSPITAL BEDS USAGE (STATEWIDE)||AS OF APRIL 6|
|Total hospital beds||28,139|
|In use by COVID patients||3,680|
|In use by non-COVID patients||12,466|
|Percent of hospital beds available||43%|
|TOTAL ICU USAGE (STATEWIDE)||AS OF APRIL 6|
|Total ICU beds||2,709|
|In use by COVID patients||1,166|
|In use by non-COVID patients||594|
|Percent of ICU beds available||35%|
|TOTAL VENTILATOR USAGE (STATEWIDE)||AS OF APRIL 6|
|In use by COVID patients||821|
|In use by non-COVID patients||377|
|Percent of vents available||57%|
The administration also made public regional data for ICU bed capacity across the state’s 11 regions.
|REGION||TOTAL ICU BEDS||TOTAL ICU BEDS AVAILABLE||TOTAL ICU BEDS IN USE||PERCENT OF ICU BEDS AVAILABLE|
|1 – Rockford Area||148||102||46||68.9%|
|2 – Peoria Area||229||96||133||41.9%|
|3 – Springfield Area||104||53||51||51%|
|4 – Edwardsville Area||105||35||70||33.3%|
|5 – Marion Area||83||63||20||75.9%|
|6 – Champaign Area||136||80||56||58.8%|
|7 – Southwest Suburbs||372||77||295||20.7%|
|8 – West Suburbs||358||100||258||27.9%|
|9 – Northwest Suburbs||250||127||123||50.8%|
|10 – Northeast Suburbs||150||25||125||16.7%|
|11 – City of Chicago||774||191||583||24.7%|
Using state level procurement, Illinois has placed orders for 3,620 ventilators. The governor and his administration are hard work to place additional orders soon.
Gov. Pritzker also announced that Governor Gavin Newsom and the state of California, will be lending 100 additional ventilators to Illinois. The ventilators are loaned through a state-to-state mutual aid request under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). Illinois has also received 450 ventilators from the federal government.
Also during the briefing, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike announced 1,287 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 73 additional deaths.
- Champaign County: 1 male 80s
- Christian County: 1 female 80s
- Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 males 30s, 3 females 40s, 2 males 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 2 females 60s, 4 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 5 males 70s, 1 unknown, 8 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 1 male 90s
- DuPage County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
- Ford County: 1 male 80s
- Kane County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
- Kankakee County: 1 female 60s
- Lake County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
- Madison County: 1 female 80s
- McHenry County: 1 female 70s
- Monroe County: 1 male 80s
- Tazewell County: 1 male 80s
- Will County: 1 female 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 3 females 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
- Winnebago County: 2 males 80s
Coles, Lawrence, Richland, and Shelby counties are now reporting cases.
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 13,549 cases, including 380 deaths, in 77 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.