April 12, 2021

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

IDPH: 7.11% of Illinois residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,104 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 44 additional deaths Wednesday, and a total of 2,900,341 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate stayed flat at 2.4%. The state received the results of 80,854 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Wednesday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,191,520 total cases of the virus, and 20,626 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 18,315,522 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Tuesday, Illinois had 1,260 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 275 were in intensive care units, and 138 were on ventilators.

To see definitions of key terms used in our COVID-19 updates, read this article titled, “Feeling lost in keeping up with the news?”

Vaccine update: As of Wednesday, IDPH reported a total of 3,836,625 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 2,900,341 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 906,490 people in Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 7.11% 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 is the percentage of the population fully vaccinated by county:

Cook: 6.93%

Lake: 5.36%

McHenry: 4.81%

DuPage: 7.06%

Kane: 4.51%

Will: 5.26%

Kendall: 7.61%

La Salle: 7.62%

Grundy: 5.88%

DeKalb: 5.02%

Ogle: 6.19%

Lee: 7.68%

Whiteside: 7.24%

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 39 consecutive days under 8% for its COVID-19 test positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate remained the same at 3.4%. Currently, 31% 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 4.9%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 2.9%.

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 42 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 3.6%. Currently, 30% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 80 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 3.8% and DuPage County is at 3.4%.

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

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen 44 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate remained the same at 3.6%. Currently, 30% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 62 consecutive days under the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable for 10 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 under 8% for 47 days. The region’s positivity rate increased to 2.2%. Currently, 27% of ICU beds are available.

The region has seen 80 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 2.1%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 0.4%, and Whiteside County’s stayed flat at 3.4%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable for 10 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 48 days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 2.9%.

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 nine out of the last 10 days in this region.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 2.9%.

Chicago has seen 42 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 2.9%.

Currently, 28% of ICU beds are available. The region has 80 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 42 days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate remained the same at 3.4%.

Currently, 26% of ICU beds are available. The region has 61 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:

- Bureau County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s

- Clark County: 1 male 70s

- Coles County: 1 male 70s

- Cook County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s

- Crawford County: 1 female 70s

- DeKalb County: 1 male 80s

- DuPage County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s

- Edgar County: 1 male 70s

- Fulton County: 1 male 70s

- Henry County: 1 male 60s

- Iroquois County: 1 female 90s

- Kane County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s

- La Salle County; 1 male 60s

- Macoupin County: 1 male 60s

- Madison County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s

- Marion County: 1 male 70s

- McHenry County: 1 male 70s

- McLean County: 1 female 70s

- Montgomery County: 1 male 80s

- Peoria County: 1 female 70s

- Randolph County: 1 male 70s

- Rock Island County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s

- Saline County: 1 male 60s

- Sangamon County: 1 female 90s

- Washington County: 1 male 60s

- Whiteside County: 1 male 70s

- Will County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 80s

- Winnebago County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s

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.