The steep increase in daily cases in October has also seen a slight increase in hospitalizations related to the coronavirus. On Oct. 1 there were 37.9% of the state’s ICU beds open. On Friday, the most recent data, there were 33.7% ICU beds available. While none of the state’s 11 regions are below the benchmark 20% of avilable medical/surgical or ICU beds, Chicago, Suburban Cook County, DuPage and Kane counties, Will and Kankakee counties and the Metro-east region that includes East St. Louis are within 10 percentage points.

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