November 26, 2022
Coronavirus

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Illinois continue downward trend

IDPH: 28.4% of state’s population has received a booster vaccine dose

Hospitalization trends for COVID-19 in Illinois as of January 18, 2022

The number of people in Illinois hospitals with COVID-19 has dropped 9% from last Wednesday’s all-time high, according to the most recent data from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 6,695 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the fewest since Jan. 3. Of those, 1,120 were in intensive care units, and 628 were on ventilators.

New hospital admissions for COVID-19-like illness also dropped below 600 admissions a day for the first time in 2022.

The IDPH reported 93,343 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 251 additional deaths for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday combined. The IDPH does not update its data dashboard on weekends or holidays.

The state’s seven-day rolling average for new COVID-19 cases dropped to 27,800 new cases a day, the lowest average since Jan. 6.

For Friday-Monday, the state administered 158,728 shots.

The state received the results of 816,882 COVID-19 tests for Friday-Monday. The state’s positivity rate increased to 12.2%

Illinois has seen 2,682,983 total cases of the virus, and 29,350 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 48,765,976 tests since the start of the pandemic.

Vaccine update: As of Tuesday, the IDPH reported a total of 22,588,965 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 20,054,921 vaccines administered.

As of Tuesday, 7,833,093 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 61.48% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Also, 3,629,126 people have received a booster dose, or 28.4% of the state’s population. Among 5-11 year olds, 33.29% have received at least one vaccine dose and 23.95% are fully vaccinated.

CDC numbers:

Among Illinois residents 5 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,249,836 (69.2%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,359,091 (78.5%)

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,970,794 (73.5%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,966,641 (82.7%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,384,531 (74.9%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,304,330 (84.3%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,775,585 (86.9%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,952,777 (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: 63.93%

Suburban Cook: 68.15%

Lake: 65.69%

McHenry: 62.36%

DuPage: 71.97%

Kane: 62.19%

Will: 62.74%

Kendall: 64.66%

La Salle: 55.37%

Grundy: 54.39%

DeKalb: 53.55%

Ogle: 54.02%

Lee: 56.46%

Whiteside: 49.74%

Bureau: 53.77%

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 15.8%. Currently, 14% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 19.9%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 14.4%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable three out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to a total of 394 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 16.9%. Currently, 12% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 19.0%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 15.9%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable two out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 784 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 17.8%. Currently, 11% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable six out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 371 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 19.8%.

Currently, 7% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate fell to 18.3%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 16.7%, and Whiteside County’s went down to 18.6%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable eight out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 313 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 17.4%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 20.1%. Currently, 10% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for two out of the past 10 days. The region is down to a total of 573 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate fell to 12.8%. Currently, 10% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for five out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate fell to 13.4%. Currently, 9% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable four 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.