April 12, 2021

Illinois sets a single-day record: More than 131,000 vaccines administered

IDPH: More than 1 million Illinois residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Illinois set a single-day record for single-day for COVID-19 vaccines administered with 131,882, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday. Governor JB Pritzker also announced at a vaccine awareness event in Harvey that the state will begin receiving a minimum of 100,000 doses of the vaccine daily beginning in about a week.

IDPH reported 1,442 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 33 additional deaths Friday, and a total of 3,125,425 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased from 2.4% to 2.2%. The state received the results of 103,336 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Friday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,194,702 total cases of the virus, and 20,700 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 18,492,848 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Thursday, Illinois had 1,166 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 263 were in intensive care units, and 161 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Friday, IDPH reported a total of 4,224,005 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 3,125,425 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 1,019,685 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 8.00%. 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: 7.27%

Suburban Cook: 7.94%

Lake: 6.18%

McHenry: 5.41%

DuPage: 7.93%

Kane: 5.19%

Will: 5.85%

Kendall: 8.65%

La Salle: 8.46%

Grundy: 6.65%

DeKalb: 5.99%

Ogle: 7.68%

Lee: 8.65%

Whiteside: 8.76%

Bureau: 7.47%

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 40 consecutive days under 8% for its COVID-19 test positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate increased to 3.6%. 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 increased to 6.2%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 2.8%.

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 44 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 4.5%. Currently, 32% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 82 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 5.0% and DuPage County is at 4.2%.

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 46 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 3.9%. Currently, 34% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 64 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 49 days. The region’s positivity rate increased to 2.4%. Currently, 27% of ICU beds are available.

The region has seen 82 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 4.6%, Lee County’s rate stayed flat at 0.5%, and Whiteside County’s decreased to 3.0%.

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 51 days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 2.9%.

Currently, 28% of ICU beds are available. The region has 70 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 decreased to 2.9%.

Chicago has seen 44 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 2.9%.

Currently, 28% of ICU beds are available. The region has 82 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 44 days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 3.3%.

Currently, 27% of ICU beds are available. The region has 63 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 male 60s

• Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s

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

• DuPage County: 1 female 80s

• Kendall County: 1 male 60s

• Knox County: 1 male 60s

• Lake County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 50s

• La Salle County: 1 female 80s

• Madison County: 1 female 80s

• Massac County: 1 male 80s

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

• Montgomery County: 1 female 80s

• Ogle County: 1 female 80s

• Peoria County: 1 female 70s

• Sangamon County: 1 male 80s

• St. Clair County: 1 female 60s

• Whiteside County: 1 male 70s

• Will County: 1 female 90s, 1 male 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.