November 29, 2021
Coronavirus

Illinois COVID-19 hospitalizations fall to early August levels

IDPH: 56.65% of Illinois residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 5,140 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 58 additional deaths for Friday-Sunday. IDPH does not update its data dashboard on the weekend.

For Friday-Sunday, the state administered 107,460 shots.

The state received the results of 313,813 COVID-19 tests for Friday, Saturday and Sunday combined. The state’s positivity rate is 1.9%.

Illinois has seen 1,686,048 total cases of the virus, and 25,648 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 34,806,411 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Sunday, Illinois had 1,198 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the fewest since August 3. Of those, 348 were in intensive care units, and 141 were on ventilators, the fewest since August 9.

Vaccine update: As of Monday, the IDPH reported a total of 18,342,935 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 15,311,086 vaccines administered.

As of Monday, 7,217,688 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 56.65% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 6,882,846 (63.5%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,789,461 (81.1%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 6,411,561 (65.1%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,145,050 (82.7%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,613,801 (79%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,979,976 (96.9%)

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: 58.62%

Suburban Cook: 62.23%

Lake: 58.98%

McHenry: 57.37%

DuPage: 65.94%

Kane: 57.23%

Will: 57.30%

Kendall: 58.71%

La Salle: 51.07%

Grundy: 49.85%

DeKalb: 49.49%

Ogle: 49.79%

Lee: 52.39%

Whiteside: 46.96%

Bureau: 49.18%

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 2.2%. Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 2.7%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 2.0%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable nine out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to a total of 79 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

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

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed flat at 2.7%, and DuPage County’s increased to 2.6%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable nine out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 116 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 3.1%. Currently, 20% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 72 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 3.7%.

Currently, 17% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 3.9%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 1.2%, and Whiteside County’s stayed flat at 2.5%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 94 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 2.9%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 2.2%. Currently, 18% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the past 10 days. The region is down to a total of 160 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate stayed flat at 1.7%. Currently, 18% 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 1.7%. 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.