June 13, 2021

Illinois now has fewer than 1,000 COVID-19 patients in the hospital

The state also now has more than 5.3 million residents fully vaccinated

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 674 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 24 additional deaths Thursday, and a total of 11,374,677 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

For Wednesday, the state administered 36,372 shots.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate stayed flat at 1.5%. The state received the results of 55,432 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Thursday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,383,739 total cases of the virus, and 22,865 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 24,731,489 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Wednesday, Illinois had 997 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, a new record low since the state began making statewide hospitalization data public in April 2020. Of those, 273 were in intensive care units, and 154 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Thursday, IDPH reported a total of 13,788,135 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 11,374,677 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 5,317,858 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 41.74%. 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: 41.62%

Suburban Cook: 44.74%

Lake: 40.73%

McHenry: 40.34%

DuPage: 49.43%

Kane: 39.92%

Will: 40.05%

Kendall: 41.17%

La Salle: 35.52%

Grundy: 36.65%

DeKalb: 35.43%

Ogle: 36.35%

Lee: 36.82%

Whiteside: 36.37%

Bureau: 35.21%

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.

The state will enter Phase 5 on Friday, June 11. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday that Chicago would join the rest of the state in Phase 5 on 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 1.8%. Currently, 35% 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 3.6%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 1.4%.

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 2.2%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity decreased to 2.3%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 2.1%.

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 stayed flat at 2.3%. Currently, 27% 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 increased to 2.7%.

Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 2.4%, Lee County’s rate stayed flat at 0.1%, and Whiteside County’s decreased to 0.3%.

Lee County has only two positive COVID-19 tests in the past nine days in the available state data.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable eight 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 1.8%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 1.1%.

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

Chicago’s positivity rate decreased to 1.9%.

Currently, 26% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate stayed flat at 2.1%.

Currently, 22% 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:

• Adams County: 1 male 80s

• Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

• DeWitt County: 1 male 60s

• Douglas County: 1 male 80s

• DuPage County: 1 female 90s

• Franklin County: 1 female 90s

• Jersey County: 1 female 70s

• Kane County: 1 male 30s

• Kendall County: 1 female 70s

• Lee County: 1 male 60s

• Livingston County: 1 male 70s

• McLean County: 1 female 90s

• Peoria County: 1 female 30s

• Rock Island County: 1 female 80s

• Tazewell County; 1 male 70s

• Vermilion County: 1 male 70s

• Will County: 1 male 80s

• Winnebago County: 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.