August 02, 2021

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

On the first day of Illinois’ Phase 5 on Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 268 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 15 additional deaths, and a total of 11,902,049 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

For Friday the state administered 38,593 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 went down below 1%- it is now at 0.9%. The state received the results of 51,740 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Saturday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,387,297 total cases of the virus, and 23,050 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 25,125,050 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Thursday, Illinois had 684 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 186 were in intensive care units and 90 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, 5,731,812 Illinois residents have been fully vaccinated, or 44.99% of the total population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully vaccinated: 5,621,143 (51.68%)

At least one dose: 6,591,248 (60.6%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully vaccinated: 5,432,026 (54.96%)

At least one dose: 6,248,021 (63.21%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,527,442 (76.64%)

At least one dose: 1,644,345 (82.58%)

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: 45.39%

Suburban Cook: 48.47%

Lake: 45.06%

McHenry: 43.62%

DuPage: 52.53%

Kane: 43.42%

Will: 43.66%

Kendall: 45.18%

La Salle: 38.97%

Grundy: 37.95%

DeKalb: 38.92%

Ogle: 38.09%

Lee: 43.11%

Whiteside: 38.98%

Bureau: 37.94%

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 stayed at 1.2%. Currently, 30% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 1.9%. 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 ratewent down to 1.5%. 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 stayed at 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 went down to 1.5%. 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 1.7%.

Currently, 18% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate went up to 1.9%, Lee County’s rate stayed flat at 0%, and Whiteside County’s went slightly up to 1.3%.

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 at 1.2%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate rose a little to 0.9%. Currently, 27% 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.

Cassie Buchman

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