July 23, 2021

COVID-19 hospitalizations rise as Illinois administers another 25,902 shots

IDPH: 49.51% of the state is fully vaccinated

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 578 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 12 additional deaths Tuesday, and a total of 12,851,005 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered.

For Monday, the state administered 25,902 shots.

The state received the results of 31,841 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Tuesday afternoon. The state’s positivity rate increased from 1.7% to 1.8%.

Illinois has seen 1,397,667 total cases of the virus, and 23,336 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 26,183,998 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 498 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 108 were in intensive care units, and 40 were on ventilators.

Hospital admissions for COVID-like illness also are increasing, from a low of 37 new admissions on July 3 to 46 admissions on July 10.

Vaccine update: As of Tuesday, IDPH reported a total of 14,381,225 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 12,851,005 vaccines administered.

As of Tuesday, 6,308,745 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 49.51% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,966,941 (55.1%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,629,114 (70.4%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,658,675 (57.4%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,166,310 (72.7%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,523,700 (74.6%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,847,902 (90.4%)

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: 50.34%

Suburban Cook: 53.56%

Lake: 50.55%

McHenry: 48.74%

DuPage: 58.07%

Kane: 48.42%

Will: 48.53%

Kendall: 50.01%

La Salle: 43.05%

Grundy: 41.43%

DeKalb: 42.38%

Ogle: 42.39%

Lee: 45.94%

Whiteside: 41.97%

Bureau: 41.05%

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 1.4%. Currently, 28% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average stayed flat at 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 stayed flat at 1.5%. Currently, 33% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 1.9%, and DuPage County’s increased to 1.4%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable six out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 33 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 1.4%. Currently, 24% 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 2.4%.

Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 2.3%, Lee County’s rate increased to 1.2%, and Whiteside County’s went down to 1.7%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 16 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 XX%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed flat at 1.9%. Currently, 30% 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 39 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate increased to 1.1%. Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for six out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate increased to 1.2%. Currently, 20% 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.