June 17, 2021

Illinois begins first day of Phase 5 with new pandemic low for COVID-19 hospitalizations

IDPH: 44.78% of the state’s residents are fully vaccinated

On the first day of Illinois’ Phase 5 on Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 401 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 22 additional deaths, and a total of 11,863,456 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

For Thursday, the state administered 42,083 shots. In addition, 52% of adults in Illinois are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate stayed flat at a pandemic-low 1%. The state received the results of 39,661 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Friday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,387,029 total cases of the virus, and 23,035 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 25,073,580 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Thursday, Illinois had 707 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 185 were in intensive care units and 94 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Friday, the IDPH reported a total of 13,942,075 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 11,863,456 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 5,705,969 Illinois residents have been fully vaccinated, or 44.78% of the total population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully vaccinated: 5,595,676 (51.44%)

At least one dose: 6,577,003 (60.47%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully vaccinated: 5,414,521 (54.78%)

At least one dose: 6,237,007 (63.1%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,525,438 (76.54%)

At least one dose: 1,644,345 (82.51%)

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: 45.19%

Suburban Cook: 48.24%

Lake: 44.92%

McHenry: 43.46%

DuPage: 52.35%

Kane: 43.12%

Will: 43.43%

Kendall: 44.91%

La Salle: 38.82%

Grundy: 37.88%

DeKalb: 38.53%

Ogle: 38.92%

Lee: 42.96%

Whiteside: 38.75%

Bureau: 37.80%

Regional update: All 11 regions in the state are in Phase 5 as of Friday.

Regional data from the IDPH remains on a three-day lag.

The North Suburban (McHenry and Lake counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 1.2%. Currently, 30% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 2.1%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 1%.

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 flat at 1.6%. Currently, 28% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity stayed flat at 1.8%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 1.4%.

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 1.6%. Currently, 24% 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 decreased to 1.8%.

Currently, 17% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate decreased to 1.8%, Lee County’s rate stayed flat at 0%, and Whiteside County’s decreased to 1.1%.

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 1.2%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed flat at 0.8%. 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 flat at 1.3%. Currently, 21% 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 1.4%. 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:

• Cook County: one man in his 30s, two women in their 50s, one man in his 50s, one woman in her 60s, two men in their 60s, two women in their 70s, one woman in her 80s, one man in his 90s

• DuPage County: two men in their 50s, one woman in her 80s

• Jefferson County: one man in his 80s

• Kane County: one woman in her 70s, one man in his 90s

• Kankakee County: one man in his 80s

• Lawrence County: two women in their 80s

• Livingston County: one man in his 80s

• Peoria County: one woman in her 60s

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.