September 20, 2021

Illinois reaches 44% fully vaccinated as state fully reopens Friday

State’s positivity rate remains at a pandemic-low 1.1%

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 365 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths Tuesday, and a total of 11,708,874 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

For Monday, the state administered 44,174 shots.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate stayed flat at a pandemic-low 1.1%. The state received the results of 36,408 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Tuesday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,385,854 total cases of the virus, and 22,974 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 24,949,758 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 791 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 226 were in intensive care units, and 117 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Tuesday, IDPH reported a total of 13,919,385 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 11,708,874 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 5,606,931 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 44.01%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

The fully vaccinated population of the state made a jump of more than 1.3 percentage points overnight. Here is why, according to a news release from IDPH:

“Due to ongoing data review and quality assurance efforts, data for previously reported COVID-19 vaccine doses administered are being continuously updated,” according to the release. “Therefore, previously reported numbers may change to reflect the updated data.”

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,498,369 (50.55%)

At Least 1 Dose: 6,515,356 (59.9%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,349,805 (54.13%)

At Least 1 Dose: 6,190,052 (62.63%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,518,058 (76.17%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,638,754 (82.23%)

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: 44.34%

Cook: 47.36%

Lake: 44.04%

McHenry: 42.82%

DuPage: 51.48%

Kane: 42.47%

Will: 42.63%

Kendall: 43.98%

La Salle: 37.93%

Grundy: 37.43%

DeKalb: 37.94%

Ogle: 38.42%

Lee: 42.10%

Whiteside: 38.07%

Bureau: 37.14%

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 decreased to 1.5%. Currently, 31% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 2.5%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 1.2%.

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 decreased to 1.7%. Currently, 28% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity decreased to 1.8%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 1.7%.

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 1.7%. Currently, 25% 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 2.1%.

Currently, 18% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate decreased to 2.3%, Lee County’s rate increased to 0.1%, and Whiteside County’s increased to 1.2%.

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 stayed flat at 1.3%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed flat at 0.9%.

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 1.5%.

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 stayed flat at 1.6%.

Currently, 19% 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:

• Boone County: 1 male 60s

• Champaign County: 1 male 50s

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

• DuPage County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s

• Marion County: 1 male 60s

• Peoria County: 1 male 60s

• Will County: 1 male 50s

John Sahly

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.