July 23, 2021

Illinois reports almost 1,000 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend

55% of Illinois’ 12 and older population is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported Monday 986 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 16 additional deaths for Saturday and Sunday combined, and a total of 12,825,103 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

For Saturday and Sunday combined, the state administered 33,399 shots.

The state received the results of 16,404 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Monday afternoon. The state’s positivity rate increased from 1.5% to 1.7%.

Illinois has seen 1,397,089 total cases of the virus, and 23,324 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 26,152,157 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Sunday, Illinois had 441 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 84 were in intensive care units, and 36 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Monday, IDPH reported a total of 14,375,385 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 12,825,103 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 6,295,140 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 49.41%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,957,427 (55%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,618,957 (70.3%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,651,103 (57.3%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,158,412 (72.6%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,523,009 (74.5%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,847,213 (90.4%)

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: 50.22%

Suburban Cook: 53.44%

Lake: 50.44%

McHenry: 48.63%

DuPage: 57.96%

Kane: 48.31%

Will: 48.43%

Kendall: 49.90%

La Salle: 42.94%

Grundy: 41.37%

DeKalb: 42.30%

Ogle: 42.32%

Lee: 45.88%

Whiteside: 41.89%

Bureau: 40.95%

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 1.3%. Currently, 30% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 1.4%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 1.3%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable nine 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 increased to 1.5%. Currently, 34% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 1.8%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 1.3%.

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

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 1.3%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable nine out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 17 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 2.2%.

Currently, 20% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 2.1%, Lee County’s rate increased to 1.1%, and Whiteside County’s went down to 1.9%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 17 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 1.9%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 2.1%. Currently, 31% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for five out of the past 10 days. The region is up to a total of 36 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate increased to 1.0%. Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for five out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate stayed flat at 1.1%. Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable nine out of the past 10 days in this region.

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.