April 11, 2021

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

Hospitalizations, number of new cases statewide continue to increase

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,839 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 13 additional deaths Thursday. A total of 6,188,607 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

The state reported administering 145,315 shots on Friday.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate is now 3.8%. The state received the results of 62,694 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Friday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,254,185 total cases of the virus, and 21,361 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 20,562,496 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Friday, Illinois had 1,426 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 325 were in intensive care units, and 132 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Friday, IDPH reported a total of 7,335,385 doses of COVID-19 vaccines distributed statewide, with 6,188,607 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 2,322,073 of the population of Illinois were fully vaccinated, or 18.23%. 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: 15.50%
  • Suburban Cook: 18.31%
  • Lake: 15.60%
  • McHenry: 15.05%
  • DuPage: 19.29%
  • Kane: 16.04%
  • Will: 15.24%
  • Kendall: 17.43%
  • La Salle: 15.67%
  • Grundy: 14.66%
  • DeKalb: 13.31%
  • Ogle: 16.39%
  • Lee: 15.32%
  • Whiteside: 16.35%
  • Bureau: 16.19%

Bridge update: According to Gov. JB Pritzker’s plan announced March 18, the state needs 70% of Illinois residents ages 65 and older to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before it can advance to the state’s “bridge plan” that will open up capacity limits on all businesses. The state’s bridge plan remains on pause because of a continued rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases.

As of Saturday, 71.61% of those 65 and older had received one dose of the vaccine, according to the state’s dashboard.

Also, according to the state’s dashboard, 39.26% of Illinois residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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 70 consecutive days below 8% for its COVID-19 test positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 3.5%. Currently, 39% 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 5.7%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 3.0%.

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

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 73 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 5.9%. Currently, 35% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average increased to 6.1% and DuPage County’s increased to 5.8%.

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

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen 75 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate remained stagnant at 4.2%. Currently, 29% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations have increased 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 below 8% for 78 days. The region’s positivity rate increased to 5.3%. Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 3.9%, Lee County’s rate increased to 1.8%, and Whiteside County’s increased a full percentage point to 8.1%.

Hospitalizations have increased nine 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 79 days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 5.9%.

Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have increased for nine out of the past 10 days.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 3.2%.

Chicago has seen 73 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 4.8%.

Currently, 23% of ICU beds are available.

Suburban Cook County has seen 73 days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 4.9%.

Currently, 20% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have 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:

  • Clinton County: 1 female 70s
  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 90s
  • JoDaviess County: 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 60s
  • Logan County: 1 female 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s

Cassie Buchman

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