June 16, 2021

Illinois has now administered more than 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

State’s positivity rate holds at 2.8%

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,562 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 26 additional deaths Tuesday, and a total of 10,037,624 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

For Monday, the state administered 58,709 shots.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate stayed flat at 2.8%. The state received the results of 46,334 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Tuesday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,357,953 total cases of the virus, and 22,261 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 23,435,198 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 1,930 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 489 were in intensive care units, and 261 were on ventilators.

The state also updated its confirmed variant virus cases. Illinois has seen a total of 5,397 variant cases, an increase of 646 from Sunday’s update. There are 3,595 confirmed cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, commonly called the UK variant; and 1,306 confirmed cases of the P.1 variant, commonly called the Brazilian variant.

Vaccine update: As of Tuesday, IDPH reported a total of 12,548,235 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 10,037,624 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 4,552,454 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 35.73%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

There can be as much as a 72-hour delay in reporting from health care providers on vaccines administered.

In northern Illinois, here is the percentage of the population fully vaccinated by county:

Chicago: 35.09%

Suburban Cook: 37.80%

Lake: 32.86%

McHenry: 32.47%

DuPage: 41.27%

Kane: 33.63%

Will: 33.45%

Kendall: 34.72%

La Salle: 29.42%

Grundy: 32.94%

DeKalb: 29.53%

Ogle: 31.88%

Lee: 32.43%

Whiteside: 30.43%

Bureau: 31.32%

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 Tuesday, 80.69% 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, 57.07% 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 108 consecutive days below 8% for its COVID-19 test positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate dropped to 3.2%. Currently, 25% 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 6.0%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 2.5%.

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

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 111 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.4%. Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity decreased to 5.4%, and DuPage County’s fell to 3.9%.

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

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen 113 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.4%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable 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 116 days. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.5%.

Currently, 17% of ICU beds are available. Tuesday is the 29th straight day this region is under 20% ICU capacity.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate decreased to 5.1%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 1.0%, and Whiteside County’s decreased to 2.2%.

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 117 days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.3%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 4.1%.

Currently, only 17% of ICU beds are available. Tuesday is the 33rd day with ICU capacity below 20%. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for nine out of the past 10 days.

Chicago has seen 111 consecutive days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.0%.

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

Suburban Cook County has seen 111 days below 8%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 3.9%.

Currently, 19% of ICU beds are available. The region has been under the 20% threshold for 16 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: 1 female 30s, 1 male 30s, 1 female 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 4 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 3 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 male 80s

• DuPage County: 1 female 80s

ª• Knox County: 1 male 80s

• Lake County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 80s

• Moultrie County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 90s

• Rock Island County: 1 female 90s, 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.