June 13, 2021

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

More than 100,000 vaccines administered Friday, bringing total to 9.8 million, IDPH reports

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,729 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 22 additional deaths Saturday, as well as a total of 9,827,646 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

For Friday, the state administered 107,688 shots.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased to 2.9% from 3.1%. The state received the results of 77,312 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Saturday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,353,226 total cases of the virus, and 22,193 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 23,281,801 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Friday, Illinois had 1,947 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 466 were in intensive care units, and 252 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Saturday, IDPH reported a total of 12,459,585 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 9,827,646 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 4,413,638 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 34.64%. 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: 33.87%
  • Suburban Cook: 36.41%
  • Lake: 31.76%
  • McHenry: 31.31%
  • DuPage: 39.47%
  • Kane: 32.08%
  • Will: 32.31%
  • Kendall: 33.70%
  • La Salle: 28.60%
  • Grundy: 32.57%
  • DeKalb: 29.11%
  • Ogle: 31.31%
  • Lee: 31.52%
  • Whiteside: 29.92%
  • Bureau: 30.69%

Bridge update: Gov. JB Pritzker announced Thursday afternoon the state would move to the Bridge Phase on Friday, May 14, barring any setbacks related to COVID-19.

As of Saturday, 80.32% of Illinois residents 65 and older had received one dose of the vaccine, according to the state’s dashboard.

Also, according to the state’s dashboard, 56.27% 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 105 consecutive days below 8% for its COVID-19 test positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate stayed at 3.6%. Currently, 24% 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%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 2.9%.

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

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 108 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.9%. Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity stayed at 5.9%, and DuPage County’s was flat at 4.5%.

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 110 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 5.3%. Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations increased 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 113 days. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 5.0%.

Currently, 18% of ICU beds are available. Saturday is the 26th straight day this region is under 20% ICU capacity.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate decreased to 4.5%, Lee County’s rate stayed flat at 1.2%, and Whiteside County’s decreased to 3.4%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 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 114 days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.6%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 4.8%.

Currently, only 16% of ICU beds are available. Friday is the 30th day with ICU capacity below 20%. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for eight out of the past 10 days.

Chicago has seen 108 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.3%.

Currently, 20% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for eight out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County has seen 108 days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.3%.

Currently, 19% of ICU beds are available. The region has been under the 20% threshold for 13 straight days. Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable 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:

  • Adams County: 1 male 70s
  • Cass County: 1 male 60s
  • Champaign County: 1 male 60s
  • Cook County: 5 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s, 1 female over 100
  • DuPage County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Johnson County: 1 male 60s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 40s
  • Lake County: 1 female 50s
  • Macon County: 1 male 60s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 70s
  • Whiteside County: 1 female 60s
  • Will County: 1 female teens
  • Woodford County: 1 female 70s

Cassie Buchman

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