April 11, 2021

Here’s where each health region in northern Illinois stands as of Wednesday for COVID-19 vaccines and new cases

State’s positivity rate drops to 7.3%, and 0.65% of the state has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 5,862 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, 97 additional deaths, and a total of 384,658 COVID-19 vaccines administered Wednesday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased from 7.5% to 7.3%. The state received the results of 76,107 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Wednesday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,046,030 total cases of the virus, and 17,840 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 14,339,584 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Tuesday, Illinois had 3,642 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 749 were in intensive care units, and 386 were on ventilators, the fewest since Nov. 9.

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

Vaccine update: As of Wednesday at noon, IDPH reported a total of 972,050 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 384,658 doses administered.

As of Wednesday at noon, 83,065 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 0.65%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

There can be as much as a 72-hour delay in reporting from healthcare providers on vaccines administered.

In northern Illinois, here is the percentage of the population fully vaccinated by county:

Chicago: 0.61%

Suburban Cook: 0.67%

Lake: 0.66%

McHenry: 0.53%

DuPage: 1.00%

Kane: 0.58%

Will: 0.82%

Kendall: 0.88%

La Salle: 0.71%

Grundy: 0.47%

DeKalb: 0.45%

Ogle: 0.88%

Lee: 0.53%

Whiteside: 0.69%

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 are eligible to move forward to Tier 2 beginning Friday, Jan. 15, as long as they hit all three of the state’s metrics.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced during a Monday news conference the three metrics needed for a region to advance to Tier 2:

1) A region’s test positivity below 12% for three straight days (as measured by a seven-day rolling average)

2) 20% or greater available staffed ICU and medical/surgical beds for three straight days (as measured by a three-day rolling average)

3) A decline in number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 for 7 out of 10 days (as measured on a seven-day average.)

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 slightly to 9.8%. Currently, 18.9% of medical/surgical beds are available and 25.4% 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%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 8.6%.

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

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 10.3%. Currently, 23.2% of medical/surgical beds are available and 25.3% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and three consecutive days over 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 9.4%.

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

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 10.6%. Currently, 24.8% of medical/surgical beds are available and 28.8% of ICU beds.

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

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

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 8.9%. Currently, 27.9% of medical/surgical beds are available and 26.8% 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 11.0%, Lee County’s rate increased to 2.4%, and Whiteside County’s rate increased to 8.2%.

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

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 decreased to 8.5%.

Currently, 26.2% of medical/surgical beds are available and 24.7% of ICU beds.

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

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

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 7.4%.

Chicago has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 10.0%. Currently, 18.3% of medical/surgical beds are available and 27.5% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and seven 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 stayed flat at 9.8%. Currently, 19.6% of medical/surgical beds are available and 22.7% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days under the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and two days over 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:

• Bond County: 1 female 90s

• Boone County: 1 male 50s

• Christian County: 1 female 80s

• Clinton County: 1 female 80s

• Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 50s, 3 females 60s, 5 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 4 males 80, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

• DuPage County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s

• Hamilton County: 1 male 70s

• Iroquois County: 1 male 80s

• Jefferson County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s

• Jersey County: 1 male 70s

• Knox County: 1 female 70s

• Lake County: 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s

• La Salle County: 1 male 70s

• Logan County: 1 female 60s

• Macon County: 1 male 80s

• Madison County: 1 male 70s

• McHenry County: 1 male 50s

• McLean County: 1 male 40s, 2 males 80s

• Monroe County: 3 females 90s

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

• Morgan County: 1 female 60s

• Ogle County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s

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

• Pike County: 1 female 90s

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

• Richland County: 1 male 90s

• Rock Island County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

• Sangamon County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

• St. Clair County: 1 female 60s, 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

• Stephenson County: 1 male 70s

• Tazewell County: 1 male 70s

• Vermilion County: 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s

• Will County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s

• Williamson County: 1 female 80s

• Winnebago County: 1 male 80s

John Sahly

John Sahly is the digital editor for the Shaw Media Local News Network. He has been with Shaw Media since 2008, previously serving as the Northwest Herald's digital editor, and the Daily Chronicle sports editor and sports reporter.