August 09, 2022
Coronavirus

Illinois hits 2 million COVID boosters; 1 in 5 Illinois 5-11 year olds with at least one vaccine dose

IDPH: Most total COVID-19 hospitalizations since January 29

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 7,558 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 36 additional deaths Friday.

For Thursday, the state administered 99,862 shots, the most in a single day since May 20. Illinois also has administered a total of 269,828 doses to 5-11 year olds, an increase of 18,798 doses from Thursday’s update. As a state, 20.13% of Illinois children 5-11 years old have received a first vaccine dose, and 4.31% have received two doses.

The state received the results of 188,788 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Friday afternoon. The state’s positivity rate remained 4.7%.

Illinois has seen 1,835,076 total cases of the virus, and 26,535 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 39,650,009 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Thursday, Illinois had 2,582 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since January 29. Of those, 534 were in intensive care units, and 221 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Friday, IDPH reported a total of 20,348,435 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 17,508,319 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 7,430,901 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 58.32%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

State data shows 2,001,724 booster doses have been administered, an increase of 59,297 doses from Thursday’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: 7,805,074 (65.5%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,759,873 (73.5%)

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,761,376 (71.6%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,522,510 (78.6%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,205,279 (73.1%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,903,518 (80.2%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,759,738 (86.1%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,915,674 (93.8%)

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: 60.44%

Suburban Cook: 64.21%

Lake: 61.15%

McHenry: 59.13%

DuPage: 67.76%

Kane: 58.79%

Will: 59.08%

Kendall: 60.60%

La Salle: 52.47%

Grundy: 51.48%

DeKalb: 51.07%

Ogle: 51.09%

Lee: 53.76%

Whiteside: 47.71%

Bureau: 50.93%

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 7.6%. Currently, 20% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average increased to 9.4%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 6.6%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to a total of 152 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 6.6%. Currently, 21% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 7.5%, and DuPage County’s increased to 6.1%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 215 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 8.5%. Currently, 10% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 150 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 9.8%.

Currently, 13% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 8.6%, Lee County’s rate increased to 6.1%, and Whiteside County’s went down to 7.0%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 219 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 7.2%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed flat at 5.0%. Currently, 15% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for two out of the past 10 days. The region is up to a total of 235 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate increased to 3.8%. Currently, 16% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have increased for 10 out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate increased to 5.4%. 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.