January 23, 2022
Coronavirus

Illinois goes back more than 3,000 total COVID-19 hospitalizations for first time since January

IDPH: 2.17 million COVID-19 booster doses have been administered

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 7,068 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 78 additional deaths Tuesday.

The 78 new COVID-19 deaths are the most in a single day since February 11.

For Monday, the state administered 62,601 shots. Illinois also has administered a total of 330,608 doses to 5-11 year olds, an increase of 9,728 doses from Monday’s update. As a state, 21.17% of Illinois children 5-11 years old have received a first vaccine dose, and 8.78% have received two doses.

The state received the results of 174,247 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Tuesday afternoon. The state’s positivity rate is 4.6%.

Illinois has seen 1,861,254 total cases of the virus, and 26,698 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 40,237,790 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 3,029 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since January 22. Of those, 610 were in intensive care units, and 256 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Tuesday, the IDPH reported a total of 20,371,325 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 17,768,693 vaccines administered.

As of Tuesday, 7,496,467 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 58.84% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

State data shows 2,173,022 booster doses have been administered, an increase of 59,624 doses from Monday’s update.

Among Illinois residents 5 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,899,269 (66.2%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,855,015 (74.3%)

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,805,399 (72%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,599,039 (79.3%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,244,816 (73.5%)

At Least 1 Dose: 7,976,258 (80.9%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,764,833 (86.4%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,926,965 (94.3%)

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: 61.02%

Suburban Cook: 64.85%

Lake: 62.17%

McHenry: 59.70%

DuPage: 68.47%

Kane: 59.27%

Will: 59.62%

Kendall: 61.20%

La Salle: 52.81%

Grundy: 51.87%

DeKalb: 51.31%

Ogle: 51.31%

Lee: 54.03%

Whiteside: 47.87%

Bureau: 51.22%

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 6.8%. Currently, 16% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average increased to 8.8%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 5.9%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to a total of 175 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 6.5%. Currently, 16% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 7.1%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 6.2%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 274 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 8.7%. 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 169 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 stayed flat at 9.9%.

Currently, 11% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate stayed flat at 8.6%, Lee County’s rate increased to 9.4%, and Whiteside County’s went down to 7.4%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 238 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 7.6%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate stayed flat at 5.8%. Currently, 11% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the past 10 days. The region is up to a total of 278 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate fell to 3.9%. 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 4.8%. 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.