July 25, 2021

Illinois hits 12 million total vaccine doses administered; 5.8 million people fully vaccinated; 64 Delta variant cases

IDPH: 45.61% of the state is fully vaccinated

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 226 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 15 additional deaths Tuesday, and a total of 12,017,052 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

For Monday, the state administered 70,062 shots.

The state received the results of 41,364 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Tuesday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,387,986 total cases of the virus, and 23,083 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 25,227,247 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 638 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 176 were in intensive care units, and 76 were on ventilators.

Illinois also has a total of 9,423 variant COVID-19 cases. Of those, 64 are the Delta variant, and 6,301 are the Alpha variant.

Vaccine update: As of Tuesday, IDPH reported a total of 13,997,045 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 12,017,052 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 5,811,543 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 45.61%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,699,473 (52.4%)

At Least 1 Dose: 6,631,269 (60.97%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,481,052 (55.45%)

At Least 1 Dose: 6,277,698 (63.51%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,531,884 (76.86%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,648,763 (82.73%)

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: 46.02%

Suburban Cook: 49.23%

Lake: 45.94%

McHenry: 44.27%

DuPage: 53.57%

Kane: 44.16%

Will: 44.43%

Kendall: 45.85%

La Salle: 39.44%

Grundy: 38.74%

DeKalb: 39.41%

Ogle: 39.32%

Lee: 43.27%

Whiteside: 38.33%

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

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

The North Suburban (McHenry and Lake counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 1.2%. Currently, 33% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 1.7%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 1.0%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to a total of 27 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 1.4%. Currently, 30% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 1.8%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 1.2%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 62 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 1.4%. Currently, 24% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 32 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The North (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 1.5%.

Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate fell to 1.3%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 0.0%, and Whiteside County’s went down to 0.5%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 32 total COVID-19 hospitalizations.

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 increased to 1.3%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 1.4%. Currently, 30% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the past 10 days. The region is down to a total of 51 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate fell to 1.0%. Currently, 19% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate fell to 1.2%. 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.

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.