June 24, 2021

Here’s where each health region in northern Illinois stands as of Wednesday for new cases and vaccine administration

IDPH: 3.50% of the state has received both COVID-19 vaccine doses

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,795 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 24 additional deaths Wednesday, and a total of 1,903,942 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate stayed the same at 2.8%. The state received the results of 49,937 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Wednesday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,166,717 total cases of the virus, and 20,057 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 17,320,814 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Tuesday, Illinois had 1,719 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 375 were in intensive care units, and 176 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Wednesday, IDPH reported a total of 2,547,700 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 1,903,942 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 446,015 people in Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 3.50% of the state’s population. 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:

Cook: 3.25%

Lake: 2.42%

McHenry: 2.56%

DuPage: 3.88%

Kane: 2.48%

Will: 2.99%

Kendall: 3.02%

La Salle: 3.93%

Grundy: 3.34%

DeKalb: 2.78%

Ogle: 3.45%

Lee: 4.31%

Whiteside: 4.03%

Regional update: Currently, all 11 of the state’s health regions are in Phase 4 of the state’s reopening plan.

Phase 5 in Illinois – all sectors of the economy reopen with businesses, schools, and recreation resuming normal operations with new safety guidance and procedures – comes when “either a vaccine is developed to prevent additional spread of COVID-19, a treatment option is readily available that ensures health care capacity is no longer a concern, or there are no new cases over a sustained period,” according to the state’s Restore Illinois plan.

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 how a region can advance through the tiers and into Phase 4 here.

The North Suburban region (McHenry and Lake counties) has seen 17 consecutive days at or under 6.5% for its COVID-19 test positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.3%. Currently, 35% of ICU beds are available.

The region has never dropped below the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability since tracking began.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 5.4%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 4.0%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the last 10 days in this region.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 16 consecutive days at or under 6.5%. The region’s positivity rate stayed the same at 4.3%. Currently, 28% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 66 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 4.5% and DuPage County is at 4.2%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the last 10 days in this region.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen 19 consecutive days at or under 6.5%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.5%. Currently, 29% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 48 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable for six 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 maintained a positivity rate of 6.5% or below for 25 days. The region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 3.4%. Currently, 29% of ICU beds are available.

The region has seen 65 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate remained the same at 3.5%, Lee County’s rate stayed flat at 0.6%, and Whiteside County’s rate increased to 5.2%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable for nine 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 26 days under 6.5%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 3.9%.

Currently, 30% of ICU beds are available. The region has at least 53 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability. Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable for nine out of the last 10 days in this region.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 3.4%.

Chicago has seen 20 consecutive days under 6.5%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 3.6%.

Currently, 27% of ICU beds are available. The region has 66 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the last 10 days in this region.

Suburban Cook County has seen 21 days under 6.5%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.1%.

Currently, 26% of ICU beds are available. The region has 47 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the last 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 male 40s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s

• DuPage County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 70s

• Lake County: 1 female 50s

• Macoupin County: 1 male 70s

• Madison County: 1 male 70s

• McHenry County: 1 male 60

• Mercer County: 1 male 70s

• Morgan County: 1 female 70s

• Rock Island County: 1 female 70s

• St. Clair County: 2 females 50s, 1 male 80s

• Will County: 1 female 90s

Kelli Duncan

Kelli Duncan is a reporter for the Northwest Herald covering county government as well as the communities of Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Marengo and Harvard. She has previously covered local politics, immigration and feature stories.