April 16, 2021

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

More than 150,000 doses administered Friday, IDPH reports

Illinois reported the highest one-day total to date for the amount of doses administered Saturday with more than 150,000 doses administered over the previous 24 hours.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,675 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 23 additional deaths Friday. A total of 3,943,970 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

The state reported administering 152,697 vaccine doses for Thursday, the fourth straight day of more than 100,000 COVID-19 shots.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased to 2.1%. The state received the results of 77,505 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Friday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,207,847 total cases of the virus, and 20,924 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 19,066,070 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Thursday, Illinois had 1,082 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 235 were in intensive care units, and 95 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Friday, IDPH reported a total of 4,623,735 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 3,943,970 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 1,442,346 people of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 11.32%. 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: 9.39%
  • Suburban Cook: 11.44%
  • Lake: 9.32%
  • McHenry: 9.26%
  • DuPage: 11.76%
  • Kane: 8.74%
  • Will: 9.17%
  • Kendall: 11.45%
  • La Salle: 11.24%
  • Grundy: 9.27%
  • DeKalb: 9.07%
  • Ogle: 11.18%
  • Lee: 10.86%
  • Whiteside: 10.65%
  • Bureau: 11.84%

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 49 consecutive days under 8% for its COVID-19 test positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate stayed at 3.0%. 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 stayed at 3.8%. 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 nine out of the last 10 days in this region.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 52 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate stayed at 3.7%. Currently, 32% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 90 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average increased to 3.7% and DuPage County stayed at 3.7%.

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 54 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate stayed at 3.5%. Currently, 35% of ICU beds are available.

The region has 72 consecutive days under 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) has maintained a positivity rate under 8% for 57 days. The region’s positivity rate stayed at 2.4%. Currently, 29% of ICU beds are available.

The region has seen 90 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate stayed at 2.8%, Lee County’s rate stayed flat at 0.6%, and Whiteside County’s increased to 2.0%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable for six 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 58 days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 2.8%.

Currently, 29% of ICU beds are available. The region has 78 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.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 2.3%.

Chicago has seen 52 consecutive days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate remained at 2.8%.

Currently, 24% of ICU beds are available. The region has 90 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability.

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

Suburban Cook County has seen 52 days under 8%. The region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 3.2%.

Currently, 26% 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 eight 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:

  • Champaign County: 1 female 80s
  • Cook County: 2 males 40s, 2 females 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 females 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 80s
  • Lee County: 1 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 80s, 1 male over 100
  • McLean County: 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 female 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 80s


Cassie Buchman

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