December 03, 2021
Coronavirus

Illinois’ COVID-19 positivity rate drops to 2.0%

IDPH: 55.94% of Illinois residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 7,862 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 64 additional deaths for Friday-Monday. The state does not update its data dashboard during the weekend or on state holidays.

The state’s seven-day rolling average for new cases fell to 2,416 cases per day, the lowest average since August 6.

For Friday-Monday, the state administered 88,479 shots.

The state received the results of 399,718 COVID-19 tests for Friday-Monday. The state’s positivity rate is 2.0%.

Illinois has seen 1,657,970 total cases of the virus, and 25,288 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 33,337,826 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 1,646 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 394 were in intensive care units, and 213 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Tuesday, IDPH reported a total of 17,827,835 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 14,893,187 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 7,127,426 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 55.94%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 6,851,640 (63.2%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,747,295 (80.7%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 6,383,025 (64.8%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,105,801 (82.3%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,609,990 (78.8%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,971,730 (96.5%)

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: 57.80%

Suburban Cook: 61.48%

Lake: 58.35%

McHenry: 56.72%

DuPage: 65.30%

Kane: 56.51%

Will: 56.55%

Kendall: 57.91%

La Salle: 50.35%

Grundy: 48.99%

DeKalb: 48.88%

Ogle: 49.14%

Lee: 51.86%

Whiteside: 46.60%

Bureau: 48.45%

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 2.3%. Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 2.9%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 2.1%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable nine out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to a total of 92 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 2.6%. Currently, 23% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 2.9%, and DuPage County’s fell to 2.5%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable five out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 158 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 4.2%. Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable nine out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 94 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 3.7%.

Currently, 14% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate fell to 2.4%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 2.1%, and Whiteside County’s went down to 2.9%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable seven out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 112 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 3.2%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 2.0%. Currently, 14% 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 209 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate stayed flat at 1.8%. Currently, 16% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for eight out of the past 10 days.

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