May 13, 2021

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

As of Saturday, 15.83% of the state’s population has been fully vaccinated

The Illinois Department of Health reported 2,678 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 25 additional deaths Saturday. A total of 5,418,211 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate increased to 3.0% from 2.9%. The state received the results of 96,175 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Saturday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,235,578 total cases of the virus, and 21,228 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 20,068,566 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Friday, Illinois had 1,335 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 264 were in intensive care units, and 115 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Friday, the IDPH reported a total of 6,692,795 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 5,418,211 vaccines administered.

As of publish time, 2,016,639 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 15.83%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

There can be as much as a 72-hour delay in reporting from health care providers on vaccines administered.

In northern Illinois, here is the percentage of the population fully vaccinated by county:

  • Chicago: 13.01%
  • Suburban Cook: 16.12%
  • Lake: 13.43%
  • McHenry: 13.21%
  • DuPage: 16.60%
  • Kane: 13.70%
  • Will: 13.48%
  • Kendall: 15.07%
  • La Salle: 13.87%
  • Grundy: 12.24%
  • DeKalb: 11.63%
  • Ogle: 14.06%
  • Lee: 13.42%
  • Whiteside: 13.33%
  • Bureau: 14.61%

Regional update: Currently, all 11 of the state’s health regions are in Phase 4 of the state’s reopening plan.

The North Suburban region (McHenry and Lake counties) has seen 63 consecutive days below 8% for its COVID-19 test positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate increased to 3.0%. Currently, 35% of ICU beds are available.

The region 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 5.2%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 2.5%.

Hospitalizations increased four out of the past 10 days in this region.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 66 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 4.9%. Currently, 30% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average increased to 4.3% and DuPage County’s increased to 5.1%.

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

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen 68 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 3.7%. Currently, 31% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable five 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 below 8% for 71 days. The region’s positivity rate increased to 3.5%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate decreased to 2.9%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 1.2%, Ogle County increased to 5.2%, and Whiteside County’s increased to 6.0%.

Hospitalizations increased 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 72 days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 4.2%.

Currently, 26% of ICU beds are available. The region has 92 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability. Hospitalizations increased nine out of the past 10 days.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed at 2.5%.

Chicago has seen 66 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 3.8%.

Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations increased six of the last 10 days.

Suburban Cook County has seen 66 days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 4.3%.

Currently, 24% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

Regional data from the IDPH remains on a three-day lag.

To see how other regions across the state are doing, see the full IDPH dashboard here.

Newly reported deaths include:

  • Cook County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Johnson County: 1 female 80s
  • La Salle County: 1 male 80s
  • Lee County: 1 male 50s
  • Madison County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
  • Monroe County: 1 female 60s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 90s
  • Will County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • 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.