July 29, 2021

IDPH: About 27,700 more vaccines administered statewide

Hospitalizations statewide up each of the last three days after falling steadily from April peaks, IDPH reports

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 258 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and eight additional deaths Wednesday.

A total of 12,288,242 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, up 27,737 from the previous day.

Illinois has seen 1,389,892 total cases of the virus, and 23,173 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 25,535,634 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Tuesday, Illinois had 492 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 114 were in intensive care units, and 51 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Wednesday, IDPH reported a total of 14,113,585 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 12,288,242 vaccines administered.

As of Wednesday, 5,980,289 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 46.94% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,625,871 (51.9%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,375,822 (68.1%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,380,526 (54.6%)

At Least 1 Dose: 6,961,741 (70.6%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,495,520 (73.2%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,826,973 (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: 47.41%
  • Suburban Cook: 50.68%
  • Lake: 47.36%
  • McHenry: 45.85%
  • DuPage: 55.19%
  • Kane: 45.65%
  • Will: 45.92%
  • Kendall: 47.45%
  • La Salle: 40.69%
  • Grundy: 39.71%
  • DeKalb: 40.57%
  • Ogle: 40.29%
  • Lee: 44.15%
  • Whiteside: 40.03%

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 decreased to 0.9%. Currently, 32% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average stayed flat at 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 16 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate remained at 0.8% for the fourth day. Currently, 34% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate remained at 1.4% for the third day, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 0.5%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 35 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 sixth day. Currently, 31% 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 remained at 1.8%.

Currently, 24% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate fell to 2.0%, Lee County’s rate remained at 0% for the ninth day, and Whiteside County’s went down to 1.1%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable nine out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 29 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 sixth day.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed at 1.7%.

Currently, 31% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for nine out of the past 10 days. The region is down to a total of 38 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate stayed at 0.5% for the fourth day. Currently, 22% 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% for the fourth 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.