January 27, 2022
Coronavirus

Second straight day with more than 100 COVID-19 deaths in Illinois

State data: 30% of Illinois children 5-11 have received at least one vaccine dose

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 42,903 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 101 additional deaths Friday.

This is the second consecutive day with more than 100 COVID-19 deaths in Illinois. Back-to-back days of more than 100 COVID-19 deaths had not happened since January 20-21, 2020.

For Thursday, the state administered 60,066 shots.

The state received the results of 233,655 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Friday afternoon. The state’s positivity rate is 15.2%

Illinois has seen 2,382,437 total cases of the virus, and 28,361 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 45,992,122 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Thursday, Illinois had 7,096 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 1,123 were in intensive care units, and 639 were on ventilators.

Four Illinois health care regions remain in the single digits for staffed, available ICU beds, though three of them did improve overnight. Of the four regions, only Region 5, southern Illinois, remained flat.

The regions with single-digit ICU beds available:

Region 1 (DeKalb County, Sauk Valley, Rockford): 6 ICU beds available out of 141.

Region 4 (Metro East, near St. Louis): 6 ICU beds available out of 99.

Region 5 (southern Illinois): 2 ICU beds available out of 81. This region ran out of open ICU beds in September during the delta variant surge.

Region 7 (Will and Kankakee counties): 9 ICU beds available out of 133.

Vaccine update: As of Friday, IDPH reported a total of 22,168,675 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 19,535,937 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 7,759,733 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 60.90%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Also, 3,309,185 people have received a booster dose, or 25.9% of the state’s population. Among 5-11 year olds, 30.19% have received at least one vaccine dose and 21.15% are fully vaccinated.

CDC numbers:

Among Illinois residents 5 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,193,251 (68.7%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,251,421 (77.6%)

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,945,885 (73.3%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,896,907 (82.1%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,366,142 (74.8%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,248,302 (83.7%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,775,863 (86.9%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,952,923 (95%)

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: 63.16%

Suburban Cook: 67.34%

Lake: 64.85%

McHenry: 61.71%

DuPage: 71.23%

Kane: 61.43%

Will: 61.92%

Kendall: 63.84%

La Salle: 54.67%

Grundy: 53.63%

DeKalb: 52.88%

Ogle: 53.19%

Lee: 55.79%

Whiteside: 49.13%

Bureau: 52.81%

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 18.6%. Currently, 15% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average increased to 22.2%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 17.3%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to a total of 346 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 21.8%. Currently, 13% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 24.8%, and DuPage County’s increased to 20.5%.

Hospitalizations increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 704 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 22.4%. Currently, 6.7% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 362 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 19.0%.

Currently, 4.25% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 23.4%, Lee County’s rate increased to 14.5%, and Whiteside County’s went up to 16.2%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 329 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 20.7%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 18.7%. Currently, 11% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have increased for 10 out of the past 10 days. The region is up to a total of 520 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate fell to 18.6%. Currently, 9% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate stayed flat at 19.0%. Currently, 9% 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.