May 13, 2021

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

IDPH: Low Sunday total for vaccines administered due to pharmacy data not being available

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,049 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 28 additional deaths Monday, and a total of 9,410,057 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

For Sunday, the state reported administering only 16,920 shots, but, “Data from this weekend from several pharmacies (Walgreens, Albertsons, CVS) is not yet available so the doses administered yesterday are likely to be low,” according to a news release from IDPH. “The missing doses from this weekend will be reflected in numbers in the next couple days.”

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased from 3.5% to 3.4%. The state received the results of 49,473 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Monday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,341,777 total cases of the virus, and 22,047 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 22,872,035 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Sunday, Illinois had 1,963 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 479 were in intensive care units, and 249 were on ventilators.

To see definitions of key terms used in our COVID-19 updates, read this article titled, “Feeling lost in keeping up with the news?”

Vaccine update: As of Monday, IDPH reported a total of 11,802,395 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 9,410,057 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 4,119,343 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 32.33%. 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: 31.40%

Suburban Cook: 33.37%

Lake: 29.43%

McHenry: 29.00%

DuPage: 36.18%

Kane: 28.69%

Will: 29.19%

Kendall: 30.33%

La Salle: 26.27%

Grundy: 29.87%

DeKalb: 26.90%

Ogle: 29.32%

Lee: 29.99%

Whiteside: 28.11%

Bureau: 28.93%

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 Monday, 79.44% 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, 54.92% 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 100 consecutive days below 8% for its COVID-19 test positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 3.7%. 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 6.8%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 2.9%.

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

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 103 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 5.2%. Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity decreased to 6.6%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 4.5%.

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

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen 105 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 5.8%. Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations decreased six 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 108 days. The region’s positivity rate increased to 5.6%.

Currently, 17% of ICU beds are available. Monday is the 21st straight day this region is under 20% ICU capacity.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 4.8%, Lee County’s rate increased to 1.5%, and Whiteside County’s decreased to 3.9%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable 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 109 days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate increased to 5.3%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 5.2%.

Currently, only 16% of ICU beds are available. Monday is the 25th day with ICU capacity below 20%. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for eight out of the past 10 days.

Chicago has seen 103 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.5%.

Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for seven out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County has seen 103 days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 4.8%.

Currently, 19% of ICU beds are available. The region has been under the 20% threshold for seven straight days. Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable 10 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:

• Cook County: 1 female 50s, 2 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 4 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s

• DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s

• Kane County: 1 male 70s

• Knox County: 1 male 80s

• Lake County: 1 male 80s

• Mason County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 60s

• Peoria County: 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 90s

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.