June 24, 2021

Illinois announces fewest new COVID-19 cases in a day since June 2020

State reaches 41.36% fully vaccinated

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 521 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 33 additional deaths on Memorial Day, and a total of 11,291,906 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

The new cases announced Monday are the fewest in a single day since June 22, 2020.

For Sunday, the state administered 22,255 shots.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased from 1.7% to another pandemic-low of 1.6%. The state received the results of 25,692 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Monday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,382,186 total cases of the virus, and 22,827 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 24,616,087 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Sunday, Illinois had 1,093 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 294 were in intensive care units, and 167 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Monday, IDPH reported a total of 13,695,055 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 11,291,906 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 5,269,435 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 41.36%. 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: 41.21%

Suburban Cook: 44.26%

Lake: 40.22%

McHenry: 40.02%

DuPage: 49.03%

Kane: 39.57%

Will: 39.60%

Kendall: 40.92%

La Salle: 35.27%

Grundy: 36.38%

DeKalb: 35.04%

Ogle: 36.12%

Lee: 36.56%

Whiteside: 35.98%

Bureau: 34.94%

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 decreased to 1.9%. 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 3.8%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 1.5%.

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

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 2.7%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity decreased to 3.0%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 2.6%.

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 2.5%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable eight 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 2.8%.

Currently, 20% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate decreased to 2.6%, Lee County’s rate stayed flat at 0.2%, and Whiteside County’s increased to 0.8%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable seven 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 stayed flat at 2.1%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 1.5%.

Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the past 10 days.

Chicago’s positivity rate decreased to 2.3%.

Currently, 24% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate decreased to 2.6%.

Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations 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:

• Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 50s, 3 males 50s, 2 females 60s, 7 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 2 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s

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

• Kane County: 1 male 70s

• Lake County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 70s

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.