June 24, 2021

More than 4 million Illinois residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

State’s positivity rate drops to 3.4%

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,207 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 33 additional deaths Friday, and a total of 9,259,706 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

For Thursday, the state reported administering 103,717 shots.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased from 3.5% to 3.4%. The state received the results of 108,063 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Friday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,335,055 total cases of the virus, and 21,960 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 22,666,333 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Thursday, Illinois had 2,024 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 475 were in intensive care units, and 235 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Friday, IDPH reported a total of 11,687,325 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 9,259,706 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 4,032,269 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 31.64%. 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: 30.49%

Suburban Cook: 33.14%

Lake: 28.60%

McHenry: 27.90%

DuPage: 35.32%

Kane: 27.97%

Will: 28.42%

Kendall: 29.80%

La Salle: 26.00%

Grundy: 29.11%

DeKalb: 25.98%

Ogle: 28.95%

Lee: 29.72%

Whiteside: 27.45%

Bureau: 28.64%

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 phase that will open up capacity limits on all businesses. The state’s bridge phase remains on pause because of a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations.

As of Friday, 79.15% 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, 54.27% 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.

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

The North Suburban region (McHenry and Lake counties) has seen 97 consecutive days below 8% for its COVID-19 test positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 3.9%. Currently, 27% 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 7.7%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 3.0%.

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

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 100 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 5.6%. Currently, 23% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average stayed flat at 6.9% and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 5.0%.

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

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen 102 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 5.6%. Currently, 23% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations have decreased eight 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 104 days. The region’s positivity rate increased to 5.1%.

Currently, 15% of ICU beds are available. Friday is the 18th straight day this region is under 20% ICU capacity.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate decreased to 4.8%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 1.4%, and Whiteside County’s increased to 4.2%.

Hospitalizations have decreased 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 105 days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 5.2%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 5.7%.

Currently, only 16% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have decreased for eight out of the past 10 days.

Chicago has seen 99 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.6%.

Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available.

Suburban Cook County has seen 99 days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 4.8%.

Currently, 19% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have decreased nine out of the past 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:

• Christian County: 1 female 80s

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

• DeKalb County: 1 female 50s

• DuPage County: 1 male 50s 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s

• Kane County: 1 female 40s

• Kankakee County: 1 female 80s

• Lake County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s

• La Salle County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s

• Lee County: 1 male 60s

• McDonough County: 1 male 60s

• McHenry County: 1 male 60s

• Peoria County: 1 female 60s

• Tazewell County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s

• Will County: 1 male 90s

• Williamson County: 1 female 80s

• Winnebago County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s

• Woodford County: 1 male 50s

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.