June 18, 2021

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

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 538 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 32 additional deaths Saturday as well as a total of 11,483,338 COVID-19 vaccines now administered.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate is 1.3%. The state received the results of 50,827 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Saturday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,384,903 total cases of the virus, and 22,912 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 24,847,616 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Friday, Illinois had 882 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 232 were in intensive care units, and 123 were on ventilators.

To see definitions of key terms used in our COVID-19 updates, read this article titled, “Feeling lost in keeping up with the news?”

Vaccine update: As of Saturday, IDPH reported a total of 13,900,965 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 11,483,338 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 5,381,428 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 42.24%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,259,598 (48.35%)

At Least 1 Dose: 6,502,623 (59.78%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,152,037 (52.13%)

At Least 1 Dose: 6,198,875 (62.72%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,501,286 (75.33%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,660,495 (83.32%)

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:

  • Cook: 45.38%
  • Lake: 41.23%
  • McHenry: 40.87%
  • DuPage: 49.94%
  • Kane: 40.50%
  • Will: 40.56%
  • Kendall: 41.81%
  • La Salle: 36.00%
  • Grundy: 37.07%
  • DeKalb: 36.16%
  • Ogle: 36.78%
  • Lee: 37.19%
  • Whiteside: 36.59%

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 are set to 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 went down to 1.7%. Currently, 34% 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 3.1%. 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 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate stayed at 2.0%. Currently, 26% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity increased to 2.2%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 1.9%.

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 remained at 2.2%. Currently, 28% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 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 went down to 2.5%.

Currently, 20% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate decreased to 2.1%, Lee County’s rate reached zero, and Whiteside County’s stayed flat at 0.5%.

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 1.5%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to .9%.

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

Chicago’s positivity rate stayed at 1.8%.

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 decreased to 1.8%.

Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 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 female 80s
  • Cook County: 3 males 40s, 3 females 50s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 2 males 60s, 2 females 70s, 2 males 70ss, 1 male 80s
  • Jersey County: 1 male 60s
  • Kane County: 1 male 40s
  • Lake County: 1 male 80s
  • Livingston County: 1 female 50s
  • Madison County: 1 male 80s
  • McDonough County; 1 male 90s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 50s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Vermilion County: 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 20s, 1 male 60s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 40s
  • Woodford County: 1 male 90s



Cassie Buchman

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