January 19, 2022
Coronavirus

More than 108,000 Illinois children have received a first COVID-19 vaccine dose

Total COVID-19 hospitalizations back over 1,600 for the first time since mid-October

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 8,922 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 40 additional deaths for Friday-Sunday combined. IDPH does not update its data dashboard on the weekends.

For Friday-Sunday, the state administered 177,127 shots. Illinois also has administered a total of 108,785 doses to 5-11 year olds, an increase of 46,576 doses from Friday’s update.

The state received the results of 321,433 COVID-19 tests for Friday-Sunday. The state’s positivity rate went up to 2.7%.

Illinois has seen 1,744,508 total cases of the virus, and 26,117 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 37,337,943 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Sunday, Illinois had 1,601 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since October 13. Of those, 323 were in intensive care units, and 139 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Monday, IDPH reported a total of 19,481,765 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 16,433,982 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 7,291,198 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 57.23%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

State data shows 1,338,247 booster doses have been administered, an increase of 90,558 doses from Friday’s update.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,764,713 (71.6%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,477,576 (78.2%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,212,039 (73.2%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,867,415 (79.8%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,777,330 (87%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,932,413 (94.6%)

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: 59.24%

Suburban Cook: 62.89%

Lake: 59.66%

McHenry: 57.98%

DuPage: 66.51%

Kane: 57.81%

Will: 57.95%

Kendall: 59.46%

La Salle: 51.63%

Grundy: 50.58%

DeKalb: 50.02%

Ogle: 50.28%

Lee: 52.83%

Whiteside: 47.15%

Bureau: 49.90%

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 3.5%. Currently, 24% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average increased to 4.6%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 3.1%.

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

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 3.3%. Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 3.5%, and DuPage County’s increased to 3.3%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable two out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 143 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 4.4%. Currently, 19% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 95 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 a state-high 6.8%.

Currently, 12% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 5.0%, Lee County’s rate increased to 2.5%, and Whiteside County’s went up to 3.2%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 133 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 4.1%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 2.9%. Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have increased for 10 out of the past 10 days. The region is up to a total of 165 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate stayed flat at 2.4%. Currently, 17% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for two out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate stayed flat at 2.4%. Currently, 14% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have increased 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.