April 21, 2021

IDPH reports 2 million total vaccines administered; 3.99% of Illinois residents have received both doses

Illinois reports the fewest number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital since Oct. 2

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,219 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 63 additional deaths Friday, and a total of 2,060,706 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate increased from 2.7% to 2.8%. The state received the results of 85,963 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Friday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,170,902 total cases of the virus, and 20,192 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 17,474,319 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Thursday, Illinois had 1,596 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the fewest since Oct. 2. Of those, 366 were in intensive care units, and 190 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Friday, IDPH reported a total of 2,631,975 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 2,060,706 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 507,862 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 3.99%. 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: 3.94%

Suburban Cook: 3.72%

Lake: 2.73%

McHenry: 2.73%

DuPage: 4.26%

Kane: 2.79%

Will: 3.25%

Kendall: 3.46%

La Salle: 4.67%

Grundy: 3.52%

DeKalb: 3.15%

Ogle: 3.79%

Lee: 5.50%

Whiteside: 4.63%

Bureau: 4.55%

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.

The North Suburban region (McHenry and Lake counties) has seen 19 consecutive days at or under 6.5% for its COVID-19 test positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate increased to 4.4%. 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 stayed flat at 5.2%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 4.1%.

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 18 consecutive days at or under 6.5%. The region’s positivity rate stayed the same at 4.3%. Currently, 31% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 68 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 21 consecutive days at or under 6.5%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 4.5%. Currently, 29% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 50 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 27 days. The region’s positivity rate increased to 3.7%. Currently, 26% 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 increased to 3.7%, Lee County’s rate increased to 0.8%, and Whiteside County’s rate decreased to 4.2%.

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 29 days under 6.5%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 3.9%.

Currently, 29% of ICU beds are available. The region has at least 55 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 3.7%.

Chicago has seen 22 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 68 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 23 days under 6.5%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 3.9%.

Currently, 26% 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 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:

• Adams County: 1 female teen, 1 female 90s

• Champaign County: 2 females 70s

• Clinton County: 1 female 60s

• Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 50s, 3 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 3 females 90s, 2 males 90s

• Cumberland County: 1 female 80s

• Douglas County: 1 female 60s

• DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

• Edgar County: 1 male 60s

• Effingham County: 1 male 80s

• Ford County: 1 female 90s

• Henry County: 1 male 70s

• Kane County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 80s

• Lake County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

• Livingston County: 1 male 80s

• Macon County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s

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

• Madison County: 1 male 70s

• Massac County: 1 male 70s

• McLean County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s

• Peoria County: 1 male 70s

• Piatt County: 1 female 80s

• Pike County: 1 male 90s

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

• Saline County: 1 female 80s

• St. Clair County: 2 females 50s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s

• Stephenson County: 1 male 80s

• Tazewell County: 1 male 50s

• Union County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 80s

• Wayne County: 1 male 70s

• White County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s

• Williamson County: 1 female 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.