December 05, 2021
Coronavirus

Illinois COVID-19 update: 4,618 new cases; 17 deaths; 60,514 shots

Total COVID-19 hospitalizations reach highest level since September 22

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,618 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 17 additional deaths Tuesday.

For Monday, the state administered 60,514 shots. Illinois also has administered a total of 178,392 doses to 5-11 year olds, an increase of 6,161 doses from Monday’s update.

The state received the results of 109,919 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Tuesday afternoon. The state’s positivity rate is 3.3%.

Illinois has seen 1,779,842 total cases of the virus, and 26,294 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 38,388,520 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 1,958 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since September 22. Of those, 365 were in intensive care units, and 154 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Tuesday, IDPH reported a total of 19,920,895 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 16,956,232 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 7,343,743 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 57.64%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

State data shows 1,674,943 booster doses have been administered, an increase of 68,184 doses from Monday’s update. The number of boosters added to the total is higher than the number of vaccines reported administered for Monday, statewide. There can be as much as a 72-hour delay in reporting from healthcare providers on vaccines administered.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,731,346 (71.3%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,460,126 (78.1%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,177,904 (72.8%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,847,797 (79.6%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,756,547 (86%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,910,100 (93.5%)

In northern Illinois, here is the percentage of the population fully vaccinated by county:

Chicago: 59.67%

Suburban Cook: 63.34%

Lake: 60.24%

McHenry: 58.46%

DuPage: 66.94%

Kane: 58.21%

Will: 58.42%

Kendall: 59.89%

La Salle: 52.02%

Grundy: 51.02%

DeKalb: 50.56%

Ogle: 50.63%

Lee: 53.30%

Whiteside: 47.40%

Bureau: 50.35%

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

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 5.7%. 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 100 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 4.1%. Currently, 19% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed flat at 4.9%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 3.8%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable two out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 156 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 5.5%. Currently, 19% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable three out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 109 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 decreased to 7.5%.

Currently, 15% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate fell to 5.7%, Lee County’s rate increased to 2.9%, and Whiteside County’s went down to 4.4%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 164 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 4.8%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 2.9%. Currently, 16% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for one out of the past 10 days. The region is up to a total of 185 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate fell to 2.8%. Currently, 15% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have increased for 10 out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate stayed flat at 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.