January 22, 2022
Coronavirus

Total Illinois COVID-19 hospitalizations jump 15% from last Wednesday

IDPH: More than 216,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been given to 5-11 year olds

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 19,261 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 78 additional deaths for Wednesday-Sunday. IDPH does not update its data dashboard on holidays or weekends.

For Wednesday through Sunday, the state administered 204,761 shots. Illinois also has administered a total of 216,477 doses to 5-11 year olds, an increase of 29,908 doses from last Wednesday’s update. As a state, 18.7% of Illinois children 5-11 years old have received a first vaccine dose.

The state received the results of 462,048 COVID-19 tests for Wednesday-Sunday. The state’s positivity rate is up to 4.1%.

Illinois has seen 1,804,161 total cases of the virus, and 26,391 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 38,990,369 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Sunday, Illinois had 2,287 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since September 9. It is a 15.3% increase in total hospitalizations from last Wednesday’s update. IDPH only updates breakthrough hospitalizations once per week, on Wednesdays.

Of those in the hospital with COVID-19, 446 were in intensive care units, the most since September 30, and 212 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Monday, the IDPH reported a total of 20,012,635 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 17,234,911 vaccines administered.

As of Monday, 7,374,332 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 57.88% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

State data shows 1,843,710 booster doses have been administered, an increase of 121,080 doses from last Wednesday’s update.

There can be as much as a 72-hour delay in reporting from health care providers on vaccines administered.

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,759,273 (71.6%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,501,837 (78.4%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,204,480 (73.1%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,884,590 (80%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,762,281 (86.2%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,918,229 (93.9%)

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: 59.95%

Suburban Cook: 63.62%

Lake: 60.53%

McHenry: 58.68%

DuPage: 67.22%

Kane: 58.41%

Will: 58.65%

Kendall: 60.13%

La Salle: 52.18%

Grundy: 51.22%

DeKalb: 50.72%

Ogle: 50.78%

Lee: 53.44%

Whiteside: 47.48%

Bureau: 50.22%

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 5.8%. Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average increased to 7.8%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 5.0%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable one out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to a total of 136 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 5.3%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 6.2%, and DuPage County’s stayed increased to 4.8%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 182 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 6.7%. Currently, 13% 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 129 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 8.5%.

Currently, 14% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 6.9%, Lee County’s rate increased to 5.0%, and Whiteside County’s went up to 6.1%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 194 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 6.3%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 3.8%. Currently, 17% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for three out of the past 10 days. The region is up to a total of 208 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate increased to 3.3%. Currently, 17% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate increased to 4.1%. Currently, 16% 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.