October 27, 2021

Illinois crosses 7 million residents fully vaccinated

IDPH: 55.06% of Illinois residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 6,671 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 77 additional deaths for Friday, Saturday and Sunday combined. IDPH does not update its data dashboard during the weekend.

For Friday-Sunday, the state administered 66,204 shots, and in doing so hit 7 million total fully vaccinated Illinois residents for the pandemic.

The state received the results of 317,474 COVID-19 tests for Friday-Sunday. The state’s positivity rate is down to 2.5%.

Illinois has seen 1,618,800 total cases of the virus, and 24,860 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 31,510,243 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Sunday, Illinois had 1,893 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 461 were in intensive care units, and 243 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Monday, IDPH reported a total of 17,212,225 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 14,486,090 vaccines administered.

As of Monday, 7,014,721 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 55.06% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 6,733,883 (62.1%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,611,391 (79.5%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 6,277,255 (63.7%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,980,823 (81%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,593,493 (78%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,939,053 (94.9%)

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: 56.92%

Suburban Cook: 60.55%

Lake: 57.53%

McHenry: 55.74%

DuPage: 64.44%

Kane: 55.50%

Will: 55.60%

Kendall: 56.84%

La Salle: 49.45%

Grundy: 48.09%

DeKalb: 48.17%

Ogle: 47.92%

Lee: 51.10%

Whiteside: 46.08%

Bureau: 47.37%

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 3.3%. Currently, 15% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 3.6%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 3.1%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable seven out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to a total of 99 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 3.2%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 3.2%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 3.2%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable six out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 154 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.4%. Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable eight out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 113 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 decreased to 4.2%.

Currently, 18% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate fell to 4.3%, Lee County’s rate increased to 2.7%, and Whiteside County’s went down to 3.8%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable two out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 116 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 4.2%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to X%. Currently, 19% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for eight out of the past 10 days. The region is down to a up of 208 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate fell to 2.6%. Currently, 17% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate fell to 2.9%. Currently, 16% 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.