December 06, 2021
Coronavirus

Daily average for COVID-19 vaccines administered in Illinois continues big jump

IDPH: 97% of Illinois seniors have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,601 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 43 additional deaths Thursday.

For Wednesday, the state administered 66,668 shots. The state’s rolling seven-day average for vaccines administered went up to 46,088 vaccines per day. The average number of vaccines administered in Illinois has now gone up by more than 10,000 vaccines per day as boosters are widely available and several state employee groups are up against a deadline to get a mandated first dose.

The state received the results of 138,167 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Thursday afternoon. The state’s positivity rate is 1.9%.

Illinois has seen 1,692,875 total cases of the virus, and 25,749 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 35,138,061 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Wednesday, Illinois had 1,228 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 289 were in intensive care units, and 139 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Thursday, the IDPH reported a total of 18,559,125 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 15,480,626 vaccines administered.

As of Thursday, 7,244,701 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 56.86% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 6,883,778 (63.5%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,792,288 (81.1%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 6,412,463 (65.1%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,147,835 (82.7%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,613,939 (79%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,981,113 (97%)

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: 58.81%

Suburban Cook: 62.51%

Lake: 59.30%

McHenry: 57.60%

DuPage: 66.19%

Kane: 57.46%

Will: 57.49%

Kendall: 59.02%

La Salle: 51.46%

Grundy: 50.05%

DeKalb: 49.74%

Ogle: 49.92%

Lee: 52.57%

Whiteside: 47.03%

Bureau: 49.52%

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 stayed flat at 2.1%. Currently, 20% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 2.5%. 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 75 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

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

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed flat at 2.6%, 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 up to 120 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 3.0%. Currently, 22% 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 62 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 increased to 3.9%.

Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 4.4%, Lee County’s rate increased to 1.6%, and Whiteside County’s went down to 2.0%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 87 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 2.8%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 1.9%. Currently, 21% 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 144 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate increased to 1.7%. 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 increased to 1.9%. 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.