May 19, 2024
Coronavirus

Data: 80% of eligible Illinois residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose

Illinois has fewest total COVID-19 hospitalizations since August 12

Among the eligible population who can receive at COVID-19 vaccine in Illinois, 80% have gotten at least one dose. That is according to the latest data from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Only those who are 12 or older are eligible for a vaccine.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 7,139 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 59 additional deaths for Friday, Saturday and Sunday combined. IDPH does not update its data dashboard over the weekend.

For Friday-Sunday, the state administered 117,847 shots. The state is now averaging more than 30,000 vaccines per day for the first time since September 4.

The state received the results of 362,239 COVID-19 tests for Friday-Sunday. The state’s positivity rate is 2.2%.

Illinois has seen 1,638,003 total cases of the virus, and 25,076 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 32,397,149 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Sunday, Illinois had 1,687 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the fewest since August 12. Of those, 412 were in intensive care units, and 234 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Monday, IDPH reported a total of 17,381,435 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 14,689,384 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 7,074,559 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 55.53%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 6,789,831 (62.6%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,673,753 (80%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 6,327,070 (64.2%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,037,692 (81.6%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,601,606 (78.4%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,954,544 (95.7%)

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: 57.50%

Suburban Cook: 61.01%

Lake: 57.92%

McHenry: 56.17%

DuPage: 64.78%

Kane: 55.93%

Will: 56.07%

Kendall: 57.37%

La Salle: 49.93%

Grundy: 48.55%

DeKalb: 48.53%

Ogle: 48.39%

Lee: 51.56%

Whiteside: 46.37%

Bureau: 47.97%

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 2.6%. Currently, 17% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average increased to 3.2%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 2.3%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable six out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to a total of 96 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 2.6%. Currently, 26% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 2.9%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 2.4%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable six out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 147 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.0%. Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable six out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 110 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 flat at 3.8%.

Currently, 15% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate fell to 2.6%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 1.4%, and Whiteside County’s went down to 3.6%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable four out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 114 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 stayed flat at 3.5%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 1.9%. Currently, 19% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for four out of the past 10 days. The region is down to a total of 205 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate stayed flat at 1.9%. Currently, 19% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for nine out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate fell to 2.1%. Currently, 15% 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 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.