September 19, 2021

Illinois reaches 48% fully vaccinated against COVID-19

CDC: Almost 90% of Illinois seniors have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 448 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 12 additional deaths combined for Saturday and Sunday, and a total of 12,541,077 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

For Saturday and Sunday combined, the state administered 104,598 shots.

The state received the results of 41,849 COVID-19 tests over the weekend. The state’s positivity rate increased to 0.7%.

Illinois has seen 1,391,179 total cases of the virus, and 23,219 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 25,709,914 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Sunday, Illinois had 433 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 108 were in intensive care units, and 45 were on ventilators.

The state also has 84 confirmed cases of the Delta variant.

Vaccine update: As of Monday, IDPH reported a total of 14,214,485 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 12,541,077 vaccines administered.

As of Monday, 6,135,208 Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 48.15% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,751,341 (53.1%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,460,576 (68.8%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,483,796 (55.7%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,030,145 (71.3%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,505,716 (73.7%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,834,090 (89.8%)

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: 48.74%

Suburban Cook: 52.13%

Lake: 49.04%

McHenry: 47.32%

DuPage: 56.71%

Kane: 46.94%

Will: 47.15%

Kendall: 48.57%

La Salle: 41.85%

Grundy: 40.41%

DeKalb: 41.34%

Ogle: 41.36%

Lee: 44.99%

Whiteside: 41.40%

Bureau: 40.02%.

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 stayed flat at 0.9%. Currently, 33% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 1.1%. 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 15 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 0.9%. Currently, 38% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 1.5%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 0.7%.

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 South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 0.9%. Currently, 32% 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 stayed at 1.5%.

Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 2.1%, Lee County’s rate increased to 0.2%, and Whiteside County’s went increased to 0.3%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable nine out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 27 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 decreased to 1.1%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 0.8%. Currently, 33% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for six out of the past 10 days. The region is up to a total of 41 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate stayed flat at 0.4%. Currently, 23% 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 0.7%. Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

John Sahly

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.