June 18, 2021

Illinois reaches new lows for COVID-19 hospitalizations and positivity rate; DuPage County hits 50% fully vaccinated

IDPH: 5.4 million Illinois residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 342 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 37 additional deaths Sunday, and a total of 11,531,838 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

For Saturday, the state administered 48,500 shots.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased from 1.3% to a new pandemic-low 1.2%. The state received the results of 38,386 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Sunday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,385,245 total cases of the virus, and 22,949 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 24,886,002 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Saturday, Illinois had 792 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the fewest number of statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations since Illinois started keeping track. Of those, 212 were in intensive care units, and 117 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Sunday, IDPH reported a total of 13,900,965 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 11,531,838 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 5,412,678 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 42.48%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,290,264 (48.64%)

At Least 1 Dose: 6,521,604 (59.96%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,169,623 (52.3%)

At Least 1 Dose: 6,212,508 (62.86%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,502,811 (75.41%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,661,671 (83.38%)

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: 42.43%

Suburban Cook: 45.67%

Lake: 41.56%

McHenry: 41.22%

DuPage: 50.27%

Kane: 40.89%

Will: 40.82%

Kendall: 42.05%

La Salle: 36.16%

Grundy: 37.17%

DeKalb: 36.30%

Ogle: 36.88%

Lee: 37.30%

Whiteside: 36.66%

Bureau: 35.59%

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 1.6%. Currently, 33% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 3.0%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 1.3%.

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, 27% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity stayed flat at 2.2%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 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 decreased to 2.0%. Currently, 27% 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 2.4%.

Currently, 18% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 2.3%, Lee County’s rate stayed at zero, and Whiteside County’s increased to 0.6%.

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 stayed flat at 1.5%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 1.0%.

Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the past 10 days.

Chicago’s positivity rate decreased to 1.6%.

Currently, 25% 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 1.7%.

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:

• Champaign County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 90s

• Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 4 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s

• DeKalb County: 1 female 50s

• DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 70s

• Jackson County: 1 female 70s

• Kane County: 1 male 80s

• Kankakee County: 1 male 90s

• Kendall County: 1 male 70s

• Lake County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s

• Macon County: 1 male 70s

• Macoupin County: 1 male 80s

• Madison County: 1 male 60s

• McLean County: 1 female 70s

• Peoria County: 1 female 20s

• Rock Island County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s

• Saline County: 1 male 60s

• St. Clair County: 1 male 80s

• Winnebago County: 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s

• Woodford County: 1 male 40s

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.