December 04, 2021
Coronavirus

Illinois drops under 1,500 total COVID-19 hospitalizations

IDPH: 56.28% of Illinois residents are fully vaccinated

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 5,498 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 63 additional deaths for Friday-Sunday. IDPH does not update its data dashboard on weekends.

The state’s seven-day rolling average for cases dropped to 2,176 cases per day, the lowest since August 4.

For Friday-Sunday, the state administered 81,045 shots.

The state received the results of 297,930 COVID-19 tests for Friday, Saturday and Sunday combined. The state’s positivity rate is 2.0%.

Illinois has seen 1,671,275 total cases of the virus, and 25,470 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 34,016,737 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Sunday, Illinois had 1,419 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 338 were in intensive care units, and 168 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Monday, IDPH reported a total of 18,083,675 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 15,075,110 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 7,170,632 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 56.28%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 6,873,397 (63.4%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,774,439 (81%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 6,402,581 (65%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,130,872 (82.5%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,612,471 (78.9%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,977,421 (96.8%)

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: 58.19%

Suburban Cook: 61.83%

Lake: 58.63%

McHenry: 57.03%

DuPage: 65.59%

Kane: 56.86%

Will: 56.88%

Kendall: 58.27%

La Salle: 50.71%

Grundy: 49.36%

DeKalb: 49.17%

Ogle: 49.49%

Lee: 52.14%

Whiteside: 46.78%

Bureau: 48.78%

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 2.4%. Currently, 20% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average increased to 3.1%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 2.2%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to a total of 86 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 2.8%. Currently, 24% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed flat at 3.1%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 2.6%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable seven out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 130 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 3.8%. 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 91 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 3.5%.

Currently, 14% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate stayed flat at 2.5%, Lee County’s rate stayed flat at 2.3%, and Whiteside County’s went down to 2.6%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable eight out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 110 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 3.3%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 1.9%. Currently, 15% 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 209 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate fell to 2.0%. Currently, 16% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for nine out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate stayed flat at 2.0%. Currently, 17% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable nine 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.