July 02, 2022
Coronavirus

Illinois COVID-19 hospitalizations at highest total since early February

IDPH: 19.11% of Illinois kids 5-11 have received at least one vaccine dose

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 5,714 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 23 additional deaths Tuesday.

For Monday, the state administered 53,281 shots. Illinois also has administered a total of 227,873 doses to 5-11 year olds, an increase of 11,396 doses from Monday’s update. As a state, 19.11% of Illinois children 5-11 years old have received a first vaccine dose, and 1.54% have received two doses.

The state received the results of 125,128 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Tuesday afternoon. The state’s positivity rate is 4.1%.

Illinois has seen 1,809,875 total cases of the virus, and 26,414 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 39,115,497 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 2,379 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since February 2. Of those, 457 were in intensive care units, and 217 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Tuesday, the IDPH reported a total of 20,045,935 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 17,288,192 vaccines administered.

As of Tuesday, 7,385,290 Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 57.96% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

State data shows 1,872,790 booster doses have been administered, an increase of 29,080 doses from Monday’s update.

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

Among Illinois residents 5 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,809,874 (65.5%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,786,833 (73.7%)

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,788,835 (71.9%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,560,213 (79%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,231,719 (73.4%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,939,568 (80.6%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,767,168 (86.5%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,928,341 (94.4%)

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: 60.06%

Suburban Cook: 63.72%

Lake: 60.63%

McHenry: 58.78%

DuPage: 67.31%

Kane: 58.48%

Will: 58.72%

Kendall: 60.20%

La Salle: 52.23%

Grundy: 51.28%

DeKalb: 50.79%

Ogle: 50.82%

Lee: 53.51%

Whiteside: 47.56%

Bureau: 50.57%

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 6.6%. Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average increased to 8.9%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 5.6%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable one out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to a total of 141 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 5.8%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 6.7%, and DuPage County’s increased to 5.4%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 187 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 7.3%. Currently, 13% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable two out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 131 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 9.2%.

Currently, 14% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 7.7%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 4.1%, and Whiteside County’s went up to 7.3%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 200 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 6.8%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 4.3%. 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 213 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate increased to 3.6%. Currently, 17% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have increased for 10 out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate increased to 4.8%. 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.