June 13, 2021

New COVID-19 cases in Illinois continue to drop as 53,335 more shots administered

IDPH: 37.60% of Illinois residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,248 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 24 additional deaths Sunday, and a total of 10,375,588 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

For Saturday, the state reported administering 53,335 shots.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased from 2.5% to 2.4%. The state received the results of 52,013 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Sunday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,366,268 total cases of the virus, and 22,439 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 23,813,589 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Saturday, Illinois had 1,581 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 404 were in intensive care units, and 218 were on ventilators.

The state is also reporting a total of 6,561 confirmed variant COVID-19 cases, with 4,414 of those cases coming from the B.1.1.7, commonly called the United Kingdom, variant.

“So far, studies suggest that antibodies generated through vaccination with currently authorized vaccines recognize these variants. This is being closely investigated and more studies are underway,” according to IDPH.

Vaccine update: As of Sunday, IDPH reported a total of 12,893,335 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 10,375,588 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 4,791,169 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 37.60%. 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: 37.21%

Suburban Cook: 39.90%

Lake: 34.61%

McHenry: 35.02%

DuPage: 44.06%

Kane: 35.97%

Will: 35.64%

Kendall: 36.94%

La Salle: 31.13%

Grundy: 34.05%

DeKalb: 31.67%

Ogle: 33.46%

Lee: 33.25%

Whiteside: 31.95%

Bureau: 32.64%

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 stayed flat at 2.8%. Currently, 32% 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 5.1%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 2.3%.

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

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.1%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity decreased to 4.9%, and DuPage County’s increased to 3.7%.

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 3.7%. Currently, 27% 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 3.9%.

Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate went down to 4.5%, Lee County’s rate stayed flat at 1.2%, and Whiteside County’s stayed flat at 2.2%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 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 3.7%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 3.7%.

Currently, only 21% of ICU beds are available, ending a 37-day streak of ICU capacity below 20%. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the past 10 days.

Chicago’s positivity rate decreased to 3.4%.

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

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate decreased to 3.6%.

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:

• Boone County: 1 male 60s

• Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 male 80s

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

• Grundy County: 1 male 90s

• Kane County: 1 male 70s

• Lake County: 1 female 50s

• La Salle County: 1 female 70s

• Lee County: 1 female 90s

• McLean County: 1 female 60s

• Peoria County: 1 female 60s

• Tazewell County: 1 male 50s

• Will County: 1 female 30s, 1 male 70s

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

• Woodford County: 1 male 50s

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.