June 22, 2021

COVID-19 patients in the hospital in Illinois fall to Nov. 1 levels

IDPH reports 4,711 new COVID-19 cases, 81 more deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,711 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 81 additional deaths Sunday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate increased from 8.3% to 7.9%. The state received the results of 77,775 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Sunday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,028,750 total cases of the virus, and 17,574 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 14,103,289 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Saturday, Illinois had 3,527 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the fewest since Nov. 1. Of those, 740 were in intensive care units, also the fewest since Nov. 1, and 391 were on ventilators, the fewest since Nov. 8.

To see definitions of key terms used in our COVID-19 updates, read this article titled, “Feeling lost in keeping up with the news?”

Regional update: Currently, all 11 of the state’s health regions are under additional mitigation measures from the IDPH, and as of Nov. 20, all 11 regions are under Tier 3 mitigations. Regions that meet the necessary metrics are able to move forward to Tier 2 mitigations as of Friday, Jan. 15.

Regional data from the IDPH remains on a three-day lag.

Confused about the different tiers and phases of the governor’s COVID-19 response? Read this explanation of the Restore Illinois plan and its metrics.

The North Suburban region (McHenry and Lake counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under 12% for its COVID-19 test positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 10.4%. Currently, 15.3% of medical/surgical beds are available and 22.6% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and 11 consecutive days under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 13.3%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 9.4%.

Hospitalizations have increased five out of the past 10 days in this region.

Finally, within the Lake/McHenry region, there are 43 available, staffed ICU beds out of 190 total, and 230 ventilators available out of 295.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate increased slightly to 10.6%. Currently, 18.3% of medical/surgical beds are available and 21.9% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and five consecutive days under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 12.2%, and DuPage County is at 9.7%.

Finally, within the DuPage/Kane region, there are 72 available, staffed ICU beds out of 324 total and 364 ventilators available out of 581.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 11.4%. Currently, 22% of medical/surgical beds are available and 24.3% of ICU beds.

The region has 10 consecutive over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and 11 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Hospitalizations have decreased eight out of the past 10 days in this region.

Finally, within the Will/Kankakee region, there are 38 available, staffed ICU beds out of 162 total, and 87 ventilators available out of 139.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under the 12% positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 10.1%. Currently, 25% of medical/surgical beds are available and 21.2% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate decreased to 12.8%, Lee County’s rate increased slightly to 3.2%, and Whiteside County’s rate decreased to 9.7%.

Finally, within this region, there are 34 available, staffed ICU beds out of 179 total, and 255 ventilators out of 343 available.

The North-Central region (Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren and Woodford counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate increased slightly to 9.2%.

Currently, 23.9% of medical/surgical beds are available and 24.8% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 7%.

Finally, within this region, there are 58 available, staffed ICU beds out of 235 and 393 ventilators out of 489.

Chicago has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 10.2%. Currently, 16.3% of medical/surgical beds are available and 23.3% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and four consecutive days under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Hospitalizations have decreased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

Suburban Cook County has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 10.2%. Currently, 17.5% of medical/surgical beds are available and 22.8% of ICU beds.

The region has nine consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and four days under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Hospitalizations have decreased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

To see how other regions across the state are doing, see the full IDPH dashboard here.

Newly reported deaths include:

• Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 30s, 3 females 40s, 1 male 40s, 2 males 50s, 5 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 6 females 70s, 12 males 70s, 10 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 4 females 90s, 7 males 90s

• DuPage County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s

• Franklin County: 1 female 80s

• Fulton County: 1 male 90s

• Kane County: 2 males 80s

• Knox County: 1 male 50s

• Madison County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s,1 male 90s

• McLean County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s

• Montgomery County: 2 females 80s

• Peoria County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s

• St. Clair County: 1 male 90s

• Tazewell County: 2 males 70s

• Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s

Sam Lounsberry

Sam Lounsberry covers local government, business, K-12 education and all other aspects of life in McHenry County, in particular in the communities of Woodstock, McHenry, Richmond, Spring Grove, Wonder Lake and Johnsburg.