March 08, 2021

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

IDPH: 4.64% of Illinois residents have received both COVID-19 vaccine doses

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,665 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 27 additional deaths Tuesday, and a total of 2,254,982 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate stayed flat at 2.8%. The state received the results of 61,400 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Tuesday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,177,320 total cases of the virus, and 20,330 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 17,721,561 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 1,488 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 361 were in intensive care units, and 172 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Tuesday, IDPH reported a total of 2,752,885 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 2,254,982 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 590,854 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 4.64%. 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: 4.64%

Suburban Cook: 4.38%

Lake: 3.37%

McHenry: 3.06%

DuPage: 4.88%

Kane: 3.23%

Will: 3.64%

Kendall: 3.92%

La Salle: 5.54%

Grundy: 3.76%

DeKalb: 3.39%

Ogle: 4.00%

Lee: 5.61%

Whiteside: 5.01%

Bureau: 4.82%

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 31 consecutive days under the 8% threshold for its COVID-19 test positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.0%. Currently, 34% 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 5.3%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 3.6%.

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

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 34 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.1%. Currently, 32% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 72 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 4.4%, and DuPage County is at 3.9%.

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

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen 36 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 4.5%. Currently, 30% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 54 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

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

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) and has seen 39 consecutive days under the 8% positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 3.0%. Currently, 24% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 71 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate decreased to 2.7%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 0.7%, and Whiteside County’s rate decreased to 3.6%.

Hospitalizations have decreased 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 40 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 3.8%. Currently, 29% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 60 consecutive days under the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

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

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 4.5%.

Chicago has seen 34 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 3.1%. Currently, 28% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 72 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

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

Suburban Cook County has seen 35 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 3.9%. Currently, 27% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 53 consecutive days under the 20% threshold for ICU 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:

• Christian County: 1 female 90s

• Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70, 8 males 70s, 1 female 90s

• DuPage County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s

• Kane County: 1 male 60s

• Knox County: 2 females 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s

• Madison County: 1 male 90s

• Marion County: 1 male 70s

• Winnebago County: 1 male 20s

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.