May 25, 2022
Coronavirus

COVID-19 update: 92 new deaths; record 7,353 people in hospital with COVID-19

IDPH: 3 regions in single digits for ICU beds available

Dr. Shane Wilson performs rounds in a portion of Scotland County Hospital set up to isolate and treat COVID-19 patients Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Memphis, Mo. The tiny hospital in rural northeast Missouri is seeing an alarming increase in coronavirus cases.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 28,110 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 92 additional deaths Tuesday.

For Monday, the state administered 36,059 shots.

The state received the results of 347,053 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Tuesday afternoon. The state’s positivity rate dropped to 12%

Illinois has seen 2,488,380 total cases of the virus, and 28,660 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 47,174,830 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Monday, Illinois had a pandemic state-record 7,353 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 1,152 were in intensive care units, and 664 were on ventilators.

COVID-19 positive patients now occupy 38.9% of the state’s available, staffed ICU beds.

Three of the state’s 11 health care regions remain in the single digits for ICU beds available.

The regions with single-digit ICU beds available:

Region 3 (Springfield area): 9 ICU beds available out of 157.

Region 5 (southern Illinois): 5 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): 6 ICU beds available out of 133.

Vaccine update: As of Tuesday, the IDPH reported a total of 22,348,645 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 19,722,607 vaccines administered.

As of Tuesday, 7,785,183 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 61.1% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Also, 3,417,866 people have received a booster dose, or 26.8% of the state’s population. Among 5-11 year olds, 31.38% have received at least one vaccine dose and 22.19% are fully vaccinated.

Among Illinois residents 5 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,217,367 (68.9%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,303,037 (78%)

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,952,761 (73.4%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,925,332 (82.4%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,370,655 (74.8%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,270,946 (83.9%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,775,032 (86.9%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,951,682 (95%)

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: 63.39%

Suburban Cook: 67.57%

Lake: 65.05%

McHenry: 61.92%

DuPage: 71.46%

Kane: 61.64%

Will: 62.14%

Kendall: 64.09%

La Salle: 54.84%

Grundy: 53.83%

DeKalb: 53.06%

Ogle: 53.42%

Lee: 56.04%

Whiteside: 49.26%

Bureau: 52.97%

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 18.2%. Currently, 15% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 21.5%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 16.8%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to a total of 393 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 21.2%. Currently, 11% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 24.1%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 20%.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 767 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate stayed flat at 22.9%. Currently, 4.5% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 390 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 22.0%.

Currently, 5% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 23.1%, Lee County’s rate increased to 18.7%, and Whiteside County’s went up to 21.9%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable two out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 332 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 21.4%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 20.3%. Currently, 9% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days. The region is up to a total of 567 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate fell to 16.6%. Currently, 8% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations have increased 10 out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate fell to 17.4%. Currently, 8% 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.