December 05, 2021
Coronavirus

Data: More than 15% of Illinois 5-11 year olds have received a first COVID-19 vaccine dose

Illinois sees highest number of total COVID-19 hospitalizations since September 30

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 11,387 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 50 additional deaths for Friday, Saturday and Sunday combined. IDPH does not update its data dashboard on weekends or holidays.

The state is now averaging 4,392 new COVID-19 cases per day over the past week, the highest average since September 4.

For Friday-Sunday, the state administered 176,146 shots. Illinois also has administered a total of 172,231 doses to 5-11 year olds, an increase of 25,116 doses from Friday’s update.

According to state data, that makes for 15.61% of Illinois children age 5-11 who have already received a first vaccine dose.

Eight counties are above that state percentage, and they are spread out throughout the state.

The highest overall is Champaign County at 23.9% of 5-11 year olds with a first dose. The high-performing counties also include Lake (23.78%), DuPage (21.51%), and Monroe County, near St. Louis, at 17.1%.

The state received the results of 382,813 COVID-19 tests for Friday-Sunday. The state’s positivity rate went up to 3.3%.

Illinois has seen 1,775,253 total cases of the virus, and 26,277 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 38,278,601 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Sunday, Illinois had 1,833 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since September 30. Of those, 341 were in intensive care units, and 153 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Monday, IDPH reported a total of 19,841,065 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 16,867,996 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 7,334,771 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 57.57%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

State data shows 1,606,759 booster doses have been administered, an increase of 108,151 doses from Friday’s update.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,723,212 (71.3%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,445,351 (77.9%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,170,248 (72.8%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,833,758 (79.5%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,755,013 (85.9%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,907,074 (93.3%)

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: 59.61%

Suburban Cook: 63.26%

Lake: 59.99%

McHenry: 58.27%

DuPage: 66.85%

Kane: 58.14%

Will: 58.26%

Kendall: 59.80%

La Salle: 51.87%

Grundy: 50.88%

DeKalb: 50.29%

Ogle: 50.65%

Lee: 53.24%

Whiteside: 47.38%

Bureau: 50.13%

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 4.1%. Currently, 19% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average increased to 5.8%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 3.5%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable two out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to a total of 97 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 4.2%. Currently, 19% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 4.9%, and DuPage County’s increased to 3.9%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable two out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 153 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 5.5%. Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable three out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 108 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 7.6%.

Currently, 15% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate fell to 5.8%, Lee County’s rate increased to 2.6%, and Whiteside County’s went up to 4.6%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 161 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 4.8%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 3.1%. Currently, 17% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for one out of the past 10 days. The region is down to a total of 183 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate stayed flat at 2.9%. Currently, 15% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate increased to 3.0%. 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.