June 17, 2021

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

Nearly 47% of DuPage County residents are fully vaccinated, the highest rate among northern Illinois counties

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,513 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 47 additional deaths Saturday, as well as a total of 10,322,253 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate stayed at 2.5%. The state received the results of 83,856 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Saturday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,365,020 total cases of the virus, and 22,415 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 23,761,576 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Friday, Illinois had 1,581 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 409 were in intensive care units, and 228 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Saturday, IDPH reported a total of 12,893,335 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 10,322,253 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 4,754,877 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 37.32%. 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: 36.84%
  • Cook: 39.54%
  • Lake: 34.31%
  • McHenry: 34.56%
  • DuPage: 43.67%
  • Kane: 35.56%
  • Will: 35.36%
  • Kendall: 36.71%
  • La Salle: 31.01%
  • Grundy: 33.98%
  • DeKalb: 31.59%
  • Ogle: 33.40%
  • Lee: 33.21%
  • Whiteside: 31.93%
  • Bureau: 32.37%

Regional update: All 11 regions in the state are in the bridge phase, the final phase before a full reopening of the state’s businesses.

Barring any setbacks in new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations or deaths, the state will enter Phase 5 on Friday, June 11.

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

The North Suburban (McHenry and Lake counties) region’s positivity rate dropped to 2.8%. Currently, 30% 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 5.5%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 2.2%.

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

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 4.2%. Currently, 24% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity remained flat at 5.4%, and DuPage County’s stayed 3.6%.

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

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 3.8%. Currently, 28% of ICU beds are available.

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

The North (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.1%.

Currently, 20% of ICU beds are available, the first time at or above the 20% threshold in 32 straight days.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate went down to 4.9%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 1.2%, and Whiteside County’s increased to 2.2%.

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

The North-Central (Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, and Woodford counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 3.9%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 3.6%.

Currently, only 19% of ICU beds are available. Saturday is the 37th day with ICU capacity below 20%. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the past 10 days.

Chicago’s positivity rate decreased to 3.5%.

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

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate stayed at 3.7%.

Currently, 20% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations 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:

  • Coles County: 1 male 70s
  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 2 males 40s, 1 female 50s, 3, males 50s, 2 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 4 females 70s, 3 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • DeWitt County: 1 female 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s
  • Fulton County: 1 male 90s
  • Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Knox County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Lake County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Logan County: 1 female 70s
  • Macon County: 1 female 60s
  • Macoupin County: 1 female over 100
  • McLean County: 1 female 70s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 60s
  • Stark County: 1 female 50s
  • Tazewell County: 1 female 60s
  • Will County: 1 female 80s

Cassie Buchman

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