IDPH: No ICU beds available in Southern Illinois

by Aaron Price
by Aaron Price

9/14/2021 | 12:00 p.m.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is now reporting zero ICU beds are available to be staffed in Region 5 of their COVID-19 mitigation measures.

Over the past two months, ICU bed availability has shown a slow decrease in Southern Illinois, and has stabilized over the past few weeks.

Region 5 includes most all of Southern Illinois, including both Franklin and Williamson counties. Southern Illinois has the lowest ICU bed availability and highest positivity rate in the entire state.

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