April 16, 2021

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

With 134,239 vaccines administered Friday, nearly 3.3 million doses now administered statewide, IDPH reports

The state of Illinois once again broke its single-day record for COVID-19 vaccines administered with 134,239, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Saturday.

IDPH reported 2,565 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 50 additional deaths Friday, and a total of 3,824,675 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate increased slightly to 2.4% from 2.2%. The state received the results of 79,248 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Friday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,197,267 total cases of the virus, and 20,750 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 18,572,096 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Thursday, Illinois had 1,210 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 261 were in intensive care units, and 108 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Friday, IDPH reported a total of 4,268,375 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 3,259,664 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 1,085,347 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 8.52%. 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: 7.56%
  • Suburban Cook: 8.4%
  • Lake: 6.68%
  • McHenry: 5.82%
  • DuPage: 8.47%
  • Kane: 5.73%
  • Will: 6.27%
  • Kendall: 9.07%
  • La Salle: 8.95%
  • Grundy: 6.86%
  • DeKalb: 6.55%
  • Ogle: 8.73%
  • Lee: 8.89%
  • Whiteside: 9.49%
  • Bureau: 7.65%

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 42 consecutive days under 8% for its COVID-19 test positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate stayed at 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 stayed at 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 45 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate stayed stagnant at 4.5%. Currently, 31% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 83 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 4.9% and DuPage County is at 4.3%.

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 47 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 4%. Currently, 34% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 65 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 50 days. The region’s positivity rate is still 2.4%. Currently, 29% of ICU beds are available.

The region has seen 83 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 4.7%, Lee County’s rate stayed flat at 0.5%, and Whiteside County’s decreased to 2.3%.

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 decreased to 2.7%.

Currently, 29% of ICU beds are available. The region has 71 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 decreased to 2.8%.

Chicago has seen 45 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 2.9%.

Currently, 28% of ICU beds are available. The region has 83 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 45 days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 3.4%.

Currently, 26% of ICU beds are available. The region has 64 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.

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
  • Champaign County: 1 female 90s
  • Christian County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 50s
  • Ford County: 1 female 90s
  • Fulton County: 1 male 90s
  • Hancock County: 1 male 80s
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 70s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 70s
  • Lake County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Livingston County: 1 male 90s
  • Logan County: 1 female 90s
  • Madison County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Marion County: 1 male 80s
  • Monroe County: 1 male 80s
  • Randolph County: 1 male 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 female 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Stark County: 1 female 90s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 60s
  • Vermilion County: 1 female 80s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 30s, 2 females 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 70s

Cassie Buchman

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