September 21, 2021

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

With 2.1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered, 4.25% of Illinois population is fully vaccinated

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,922 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 42 additional deaths Saturday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased to 2.8%. The state received the results of 73,212 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Friday afternoon for a total of 17,547,531 tests done by the beginning of the pandemic.

Illinois has seen 1,172,824 total cases of the virus, and 20,234 people have died.

As of late Friday, Illinois had 1,551 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 351 were in intensive care units, and 171 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Friday, IDPH reported a total of 2,702,175 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 2,138,519 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 590,904 people in Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 4.25% of the 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 are the percentages of the population fully vaccinated by county:

  • Chicago: 4.19%
  • Suburban Cook: 3.96%
  • Lake: 2.9%
  • McHenry: 2.9%
  • DuPage: 4.48%
  • Kane: 3.05%
  • Will: 3.37%
  • Kendall: 3.72%
  • La Salle: 5.2%
  • Grundy: 3.58
  • DeKalb: 3.24%
  • Ogle: 3.86%
  • Lee: 5.54%
  • Whiteside: 4.69%
  • Bureau: 4.76%

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 20 consecutive days at or under 6.5% for its COVID-19 test positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate decreased 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 increased to 5.6%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 4%.

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 20 consecutive days at or under 6.5%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.3%. Currently, 30% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 69 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 4.6% 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 22 consecutive days at or under 6.5%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.6%. Currently, 28% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 51 consecutive days under the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable for 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 maintained a positivity rate of 6.5% or below for 29 days. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 3.5%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

The region has seen 69 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate decreased to 3.1%, Lee County’s rate was stagnant at 0.8%, and Whiteside County’s rate also stayed flat at 4.2%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable for eight 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 decreased to 4%.

Currently, 29% of ICU beds are available. The region has at least 57 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability. Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable for ten out of the last 10 days in this region.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 3.9%.

Chicago has seen 23 consecutive days under 6.5%. The region’s positivity rate is 3.6%, the same as it’s been for the previous three days.

Currently, 28% of ICU beds are available. The region has 69 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 stayed stagnant at 3.9%.

Currently, 26% 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 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:

  • Bond County: 1 male 70s
  • Champaign County: 1 male 70s
  • Cole County: 1 female 70s
  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Hardin County: 1 female 90s
  • Henry County: 1 male 70s
  • Iroquois County: 1 female 80s
  • Jersey County: 1 male 90s
  • Kane County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 80s
  • Livingston County: 1 male 80s
  • Logan County: 1 male 50s
  • Madison County: 1 male 70s
  • McHenry County: 1 male 70s
  • Ogle County: 1 male 60s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 80s
  • St. Clair County: 2 females 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 80s
  • Vermilion County: 1 female 70s
  • Wayne County: 1 male 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 60s
  • Williamson County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
Cassie Buchman

Cassie Buchman

I cover Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Cary, Fox River Grove, Prairie Grove and Oakwood Hills for the Northwest Herald.