September 20, 2021

Illinois data: 99.99% of fully vaccinated people have not been hospitalized with COVID-19 breakthrough

State announces another 2,364 new coronavirus cases

Of the more than 6.5 million Illinois residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, only 0.01% have been hospitalized with a breakthrough infection.

That is according to the latest state data, updated Wednesday by the Illinois Department of Public Health. A total of 714 breakthrough hospitalizations have occurred. Breakthrough is defined as a hospitalized individual who tests positive for COVID-19 at least 14 days after being fully vaccinated and did not test positive in the previous 45 days.

For deaths, there have been a total of 180 breakthrough deaths. That represents 2.58% of the state’s total COVID-19 deaths since Jan. 1, 2021.

IDPH reported 2,364 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 18 additional deaths Wednesday, and a total of 13,336,841 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

For Tuesday, the state administered 26,667 shots.

The state received the results of 50,960 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Wednesday afternoon. The state’s positivity rate is 4.4%.

Illinois has seen 1,430,265 total cases of the virus, and 23,476 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 27,056,446 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Tuesday, Illinois had 1,165 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 246 were in intensive care units, and 94 were on ventilators.

The state also now has 1,084 confirmed cases of the more transmissible delta variant.

Vaccine update: As of Wednesday, IDPH reported a total of 14,980,195 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 13,336,841 vaccines administered.

As of Wednesday, 6,524,981 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 51.21% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 6,162,015 (56.9%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,920,799 (73.1%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 5,814,797 (59%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,394,412 (75%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,543,422 (75.5%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,873,467 (91.7%)

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: 52.07%

Suburban Cook: 55.32%

Lake: 52.23%

McHenry: 50.50%

DuPage: 59.76%

Kane: 50.33%

Will: 50.18%

Kendall: 51.71%

La Salle: 44.84%

Grundy: 42.86%

DeKalb: 43.72%

Ogle: 43.65%

Lee: 47.06%

Whiteside: 43.29%

Bureau: 42.55%

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 5.0%. Currently, 29% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average increased to 6.8%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 4.4%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable one out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to a total of 45 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 4.7%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 4.8%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 4.6%.

Hospitalizations have increased for 10 consecutive days in this region. The region is up to 85 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 5.2%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable two out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 49 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 4.7%.

Currently, 17% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate stayed flat at 2.7%, Lee County’s rate increased to 1.1%, and Whiteside County’s went up to 3.8%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable four out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 34 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 4.9%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 3.2%. Currently, 27% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for one out of the past 10 days. The region is up to a total of 89 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate stayed flat at 3.1%. Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for one out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate stayed flat at 3.9%. Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have increased for 10 consecutive 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.