July 29, 2021

IDPH: Nearly 22,000 more COVID-19 vaccines administered

Illinois Department of Public Health reports 191 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 191 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths Tuesday.

A total of 12,260,505 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, up 21,958 from the day before.

Illinois has seen 1,389,634 total cases of the virus, and 23,165 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 25,491,706 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 460 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 117 were in intensive care units, and 57 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Tuesday, IDPH reported a total of 14,107,455 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 12,260,505 vaccines administered.

As of Tuesday, 5,965,150 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 46.82% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,616,498 (51.8%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,367,952 (68%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,373,808 (54.5%)

At Least 1 Dose: 6,955,803 (70.6%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,495,053 (73.2%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,826,610 (89.4%)

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: 47.29%
  • Suburban Cook: 50.57%
  • Lake: 47.23%
  • McHenry: 45.49%
  • DuPage: 55.08%
  • Kane: 45.54%
  • Will: 45.83%
  • Kendall: 47.34%
  • La Salle: 40.59%
  • Grundy: 39.61%
  • DeKalb: 40.46%
  • Ogle: 40.19%
  • Lee: 44.08%
  • Whiteside: 39.93%

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 1.0%. Currently, 32% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 1.2%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 0.9%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to a total of 18 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate remained at 0.8% for the third day. Currently, 33% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed flat at 1.4%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 0.5%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 37 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 1.1% for the fifth 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 19 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 increased to 1.8%.

Currently, 23% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate rose to 2.1%, Lee County’s rate remained at 0% for the eighth day, and Whiteside County’s went down to 1.3%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable nine out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 30 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 remained at 1.1% for the fifth day.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 1.7%. Currently, 31% 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 37 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate remained at 0.5% for the third day. 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 0.8% for the third day. 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.