January 20, 2022
Coronavirus

Illinois COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU usage reach late January levels

IDPH: 7.92% of Illinois 5-11 year olds have received two vaccine doses

Critical care nurses and respiratory therapists flip a COVID-19 patient upright in North Memorial's South Six and South Seven Intensive Care Units

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 19,110 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 85 additional deaths for Friday, Saturday and Sunday combined. The IDPH does not update its data dashboard during the weekend.

Illinois now is averaging 7,146 new cases per day over the past week, the highest average since Dec. 20, 2020.

For Friday-Sunday, the state administered 207,699 shots. Illinois also has administered a total of 320,880 doses to 5-11 year olds, an increase of 51,052 doses from Friday’s update. As a state, 21.15% of Illinois children 5-11 years old have received a first vaccine dose, and 7.92% have received two doses.

The state received the results of 413,534 COVID-19 tests for Friday-Sunday. The state’s positivity rate is 4.7%.

Illinois has seen 1,854,186 total cases of the virus, and 26,620 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 40,063,543 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Sunday, Illinois had 2,842 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since Jan. 26. Of those, 579 were in intensive care units, also the most since Jan. 26, and 256 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Monday, the IDPH reported a total of 20,325,725 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 17,716,018 vaccines administered.

As of Monday, 7,483,367 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 58.73% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

State data shows 2,113,398 booster doses have been administered, an increase of 111,674 doses from Friday’s update.

Among Illinois residents 5 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,877,895 (66.1%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,837,917 (74.1%)

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,800,043 (72%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,586,053 (79.2%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,240,598 (73.5%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,963,916 (80.8%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,764,366 (86.4%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,925,300 (94.2%)

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

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

Chicago: 60.95%

Suburban Cook: 64.71%

Lake: 61.87%

McHenry: 59.50%

DuPage: 68.27%

Kane: 59.16%

Will: 59.47%

Kendall: 61.03%

La Salle: 52.74%

Grundy: 51.73%

DeKalb: 51.29%

Ogle: 51.28%

Lee: 53.93%

Whiteside: 47.84%

Bureau: 51.03%

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 decreased to 6.6%. Currently, 17% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 8.5%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 5.7%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to a total of 167 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 6.6%. Currently, 17% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 7.3%, and DuPage County’s stayed flat at 6.3%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 259 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 8.8%. Currently, 7% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 164 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 9.9%.

Currently, 11% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate fell to 8.6%, Lee County’s rate stayed flat at 7.7%, and Whiteside County’s went down to 7.6%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 236 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 decreased to 7.7%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 5.8%. Currently, 12% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have increased for 10 out of the past 10 days. The region is up to a total of 262 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate stayed flat at 4.1%. Currently, 14% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate fell to 4.9%. Currently, 10% 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.