July 25, 2021

Illinois reaches 45% fully vaccinated against COVID-19

New daily deaths near single digits

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 298 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths Sunday, and a total of 11,924,966 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

For Saturday the state administered 22,917 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 at 0.9%. The state received the results of 35,598 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Sunday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,387,595 total cases of the virus, and 23,061 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 25,160,648 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Saturday, Illinois had 625 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 180 were in intensive care units, and 93 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Sunday, IDPH reported a total of 13,990,325 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 11,924,966 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 5,747,319 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 45.11%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully vaccinated: 5,636,470 (51.82%)

At least one dose: 6,599,658 (60.68%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully vaccinated: 5,442,436 (55.06%)

At least one dose: 6,254,083 (63.28%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,528,424 (76.69%)

At least one dose: 1,646,259 (82.6%)

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: 45.55%

Cook: 48.60%

Lake: 45.18%

McHenry: 43.72%

DuPage: 52.71%

Kane: 43.66%

Will: 43.78%

Kendall: 45.28%

La Salle: 39.07%

Grundy: 38.36%

DeKalb: 38.97%

Ogle: 39.14%

Lee: 43.14%

Whiteside: 39.01%

Bureau: 37.99%

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 increased slightly to 1.3%. Currently, 31% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 1.8%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 1.1%.

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 at 1.5%. Currently, 29% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased slightly to 1.9%, and DuPage County’s fell slightly to 1.3%.

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 at 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 1.6%.

Currently, 19% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate fell to 1.7%, Lee County’s rate stayed flat at 0%, and Whiteside County’s went slightly down 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 at 1.2%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed at 0.9%. Currently, 28% 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, 20% 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, 20% 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: 1 female 20s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s 1 female 70s

• Greene County: 1 male 40s

• Knox County: 1 female 90s

• Lake County: 1 male 60s

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

• Vermilion County: 1 female 90s

• Will County: 1 male 80s

Sam Lounsberry

Sam Lounsberry covers local government, business, K-12 education and all other aspects of life in McHenry County, in particular in the communities of Woodstock, McHenry, Richmond, Spring Grove, Wonder Lake and Johnsburg.