August 05, 2021

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

State’s positivity rate decreased to 2.7%, and 3.71% of Illinois residents have received both COVID-19 vaccine doses

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,966 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 72 additional deaths Thursday, and a total of 1,977,033 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased to 2.7%. The state received the results of 67,542 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Thursday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,168,683 total cases of the virus, and 20,129 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 17,388,356 tests since the start of the pandemic.

The state also announced that it now has 42 confirmed cases of the B.1.1.7. variant of the virus, also known as the UK variant. Illinois remains at one confirmed case of the B.1.351 variant, also known as the South African variant.

As of late Wednesday, Illinois had 1,655 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 386 were in intensive care units, and 184 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Thursday, IDPH reported a total of 2,552,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 1,977,033 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 472,755 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 3.71%. 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: 3.70%

Suburban Cook: 3.46%

Lake: 2.57%

McHenry: 2.66%

DuPage: 4.05%

Kane: 2.55%

Will: 3.10%

Kendall: 3.21%

La Salle: 3.97%

Grundy: 3.36%

DeKalb: 2.94%

Ogle: 3.70%

Lee: 4.85%

Whiteside: 4.20%

Bureau: 3.52%

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 18 consecutive days at or under 6.5% for its COVID-19 test positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 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 5.2%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 3.9%.

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 17 consecutive days at or under 6.5%. The region’s positivity rate stayed the same at 4.3%. Currently, 30% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 67 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 20 consecutive days at or under 6.5%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.4%. Currently, 30% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 49 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 26 days. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 3.3%. Currently, 27% of ICU beds are available.

The region has seen 66 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 decreased to 0.5%, and Whiteside County’s rate decreased to 5.1%.

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 28 days under 6.5%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 3.8%.

Currently, 29% of ICU beds are available. The region has at least 54 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.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 3.5%.

Chicago has seen 21 consecutive days under 6.5%. The region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 3.6%.

Currently, 27% of ICU beds are available. The region has 67 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 22 days under 6.5%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.0%.

Currently, 26% 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 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:

• Carroll County: – 1 female 90s

• Champaign County: 1 male 90s

• Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 4 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 4 males 70s, 4 females 80s, 9 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 female 100+, 1 male 100+

• DeKalb County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s

• DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 3 females 90s

• Grundy County: 1 female 80s

• Hancock County: 1 male 70s

• Kane County: 2 males 60s

• Kankakee County: 1 male 70s

• Kendall County: 1 female 90s

• Lake County: 1 female 40s

• La Salle County: 2 females 70s

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

• Madison County: 1 female 70s, 3 females 80s

• McLean County: 1 male 30s

• Menard County: 1 male 80s

• Peoria County: 1 female 80s

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

• St. Clair County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s

• Stephenson County: 1 male 90s

• Tazewell County: 1 male 60s

• Whiteside County: 1 male 40s

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

• Winnebago County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

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.