July 25, 2021

IDPH: More than 80,000 more COVID-19 vaccines administered since Friday

Of the 454 patients in the hospital with COVID-19 or similar symptoms, 114 were in ICU, 55 on ventilators, IDPH reports

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 857 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 26 additional deaths from over the weekend on Monday.

A total of 12,238,547 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, up 80,017 from Friday’s update.

Illinois has seen 1,389,443 total cases of the virus, and 23,159 people have died. Another 2,433 deaths have been identified as likely being from COVID-19 but the cause has not been confirmed.

The state has conducted a total of 25,457,197 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Sunday, Illinois had 454 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 114 were in intensive care units, and 55 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Monday, IDPH reported a total of 14,094,635 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 12,238,547 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 5,952,379 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 46.72%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,699,473 (51.6%)

At Least 1 Dose: 6,631,269 (67.8%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,481,052 (54.4%)

At Least 1 Dose: 6,277,698 (70.4%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,531,884 (73.1%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,648,763 (89.3%)

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: 47.16%
  • Suburban Cook: 50.44%
  • Lake: 47.15%
  • McHenry: 45.41%
  • DuPage: 54.96%
  • Kane: 45.46%
  • Will: 45.75%
  • Kendall: 47.24%
  • La Salle: 40.48%
  • Grundy: 39.56%
  • DeKalb: 40.37%
  • Ogle: 40.14%
  • Lee: 44.04%
  • Whiteside: 39.89%

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 remained at 0.9%. Currently, 32% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average increased to 1.3%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 0.8%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to a total of 20 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate remained at 0.8%. Currently, 32% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate rose slightly to 1.4%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 0.6%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to a total of 41 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate remained at 1.1% for the fourth day. Currently, 30% 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 a total of 19 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The North (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) region’s positivity rate rose slightly to 1.7%.

Currently, 23% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 2.0%, Lee County’s rate remained at 0%, and Whiteside County’s remained at 1.4%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable nine out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to a total of 31 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

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 remained at 1.1%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate climbed to 1.8%. Currently, 32% 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 40 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate remained at 0.5%. 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 remained at 0.8%. Currently, 23% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

Emily K. Coleman

Originally from the northwest suburbs, Emily K. Coleman is the associate editor for the Northwest Herald. She spent about seven years prior to that with Shaw Media, first covering the town of Dixon for Sauk Valley Media and then various communities within McHenry County from 2012 to 2016.