Statewide COVID-19 positivity rate on Monday drops to 5.9-percent

Statewide COVID-19 positivity rate on Monday drops to 5.9-percent

The positivity rate for COVID-19 continues to fall.  The statewide rate for the past seven days is down to 5.9-percent on Monday.

Most indicators across the three regions that include Southern Illinois also improved.

The Southern Illinois Region fell to an even six-percent.   Marion County’s rate fell to three-percent.  Jefferson County’s rate increased slightly to 6.8-percent.

The Metro-East Region has dropped to 8.9-percent.   The availability of ICU beds climbed to 22-percent on Monday, while Med-Surg beds climbed to 17-percent still under the 20-percent threshold required to move into lower mitigation.  Clinton County’s positivity rate is down to 9.3-percent while the Washington County rate is at 15.9-percent.

In the East Central Illinois Region, the positivity rate has fallen to 6.7-percent with hospital ICU and Med-Surg availability above the 20-percent threshold.  Fayette County’s rate is at 5.2-percent.  Clay County’s rate is at 4.9-percent.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,385 new COVID-19 cases, including 50 additional deaths on Monday.  None of the deaths were in South Central Illinois.  There was one death apiece in Madison and St. Clair Counties in the Metro-East.