June 16, 2021

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

More than a third of the state is fully vaccinated

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,741 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 30 additional deaths Sunday, and a total of 9,908,489 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

For Saturday, the state administered 80,843 shots.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate stayed flat at 2.9%. The state received the results of 65,930 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Sunday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,354,967 total cases of the virus, and 22,223 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 23,347,731 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Saturday, Illinois had 1,870 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 452 were in intensive care units, and 232 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 Sunday, IDPH reported a total of 12,459,585 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 9,908,489 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 4,466,081 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 35.05%. 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: 34.39%
  • Suburban Cook: 36.96%
  • Lake: 32.15%
  • McHenry: 31.72%
  • DuPage: 40.12%
  • Kane: 32.6%
  • Will: 36.96%
  • Kendall: 34.05%
  • La Salle: 28.8%
  • Grundy: 32.68%
  • DeKalb: 29.22%
  • Ogle: 31.41%
  • Lee: 32.11%
  • Whiteside: 30.05%
  • Bureau: 30.79%

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 Sunday, 80.46% 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, 56.57% 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 106 consecutive days below 8% for its COVID-19 test positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate dropped to 3.5%. 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 increased to 6.3%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 2.8%.

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

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 109 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.8%. Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity stayed at 5.9%, and DuPage County’s fell to 4.2%.

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

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen 111 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.9%. Currently, 22% 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 114 days. The region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 5%.

Currently, 18% of ICU beds are available. Sunday is the 27th straight day this region is under 20% ICU capacity.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased nearly a full percentage point to 5.4%, Lee County’s rate stayed flat at 1.2%, and Whiteside County’s decreased to 2.7%.

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 115 days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.5%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 4.2%.

Currently, only 16% of ICU beds are available. Sunday is the 31st day with ICU capacity below 20%. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for nine out of the past 10 days.

Chicago has seen 109 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.2%.

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 109 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 14 straight days. Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable eight 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: 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 90s
  • Fulton County: 1 male 80s
  • Grundy County: 1 male 60s
  • Kane County: 1 female 80s
  • Kendall County: 1 male 60s
  • Knox County: 1 male 60s
  • Lake County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • La Salle County: 2 females 70s
  • Livingston County: 1 male 80s
  • McDonough County: 1 male 50s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 40s
  • Saline County: 1 female 70s
  • Tazewell County: 1 male 60s
  • Vermilion County: 1 male 70s
  • Will County: 1 female 60s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s

Sam Lounsberry

Sam Lounsberry covers local government, business, K-12 education and all other aspects of life in McHenry County, in particular in the communities of Woodstock, McHenry, Richmond, Spring Grove, Wonder Lake and Johnsburg.