December 05, 2021
Coronavirus

Illinois sees most new COVID-19 cases in a day since September 3

IDPH: More than 137,000 children age 5-11 have received a first vaccine dose

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 5,644 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 30 additional deaths Thursday.

The 5,644 new cases is the most in a single day since September 3. Illinois is now averaging 3,767 new cases per day over the past week, the highest average since September 16.

For Wednesday, the state administered 68,534 shots. Illinois also has administered a total of 137,204 doses to 5-11 year olds, an increase of 9,562 doses from the previous day’s update.

The state received the results of a single-day state record 181,622 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Thursday afternoon. The state’s positivity rate went up to 3.0%.

Illinois has seen 1,758,146 total cases of the virus, and 26,190 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 37,719,347 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Wednesday, Illinois had 1,669 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. the most since October 8. Of those, 329 were in intensive care units, and 160 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Thursday, the IDPH reported a total of 19,681,905 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 16,621,901 vaccines administered.

As of Thursday, 7,310,591 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 57.38% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

State data shows 1,453,673 booster doses have been administered, an increase of 43,708 doses from Tuesday’s update.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,783,158 (71.8%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,510,678 (78.5%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,228,494 (73.4%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,897,764 (80.1%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,780,806 (87.2%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,939,767 (94.9%)

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: 59.41%

Suburban Cook: 63.05%

Lake: 59.81%

McHenry: 58.10%

DuPage: 66.66%

Kane: 57.94%

Will: 58.08%

Kendall: 59.59%

La Salle: 51.74%

Grundy: 50.74%

DeKalb: 50.15%

Ogle: 50.47%

Lee: 53.02%

Whiteside: 47.28%

Bureau: 50.00%

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 3.8%. Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average increased to 4.9%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 3.3%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable one out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to a total of 98 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 3.6%. Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 4.0%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 3.4%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable one out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 145 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 4.8%. Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 107 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 7.0%.

Currently, 12% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 5.2%, Lee County’s rate stayed flat at 2.7%, and Whiteside County’s went up to 3.8%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 142 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 4.2%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed flat to 2.8%. Currently, 20% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have increased for 10 out of the past 10 days. The region is up to a total of 172 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate stayed flat at 2.6%. Currently, 17% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for one out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate increased to 2.7%. 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.