May 24, 2022
Coronavirus

Illinois COVID-19 hospitalizations decline again; almost 35% of 5-11 year olds have one vaccine dose

IDPH: 29.6% of Illinois residents have received a booster vaccine

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic was held at Lyons Township High School's North Campus in La Grange on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. The clinic was hosted in cooperation with Albertson's/Jewel-Osco.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 13,706 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 121 additional deaths Tuesday.

For Monday, the state administered 29,570 shots.

The state received the results of 125,097 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Tuesday afternoon. The state’s positivity rate is 11.6%

Illinois has seen 2,851,567 total cases of the virus, and 30,276 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 50,216,132 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 5,183 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the fewest since Dec. 26. Of those, 907 were in intensive care units, and 542 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Tuesday, the IDPH reported a total of 22,936,745 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 20,305,739 vaccines administered.

As of Tuesday, 7,870,932 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 61.78% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Also, 3,776,191 people have received a booster dose, or 29.6% of the state’s population. Among 5-11 year olds, 34.97% have received at least one vaccine dose and 25.63% are fully vaccinated.

CDC numbers:

Among Illinois residents 5 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,329,815 (69.9%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,492,548 (79.6%)

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,030,262 (74.1%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,079,992 (83.8%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,435,127 (75.5%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,402,856 (85.3%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,779,657 (87.1%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,960,008 (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: 64.37%

Suburban Cook: 68.59%

Lake: 66.05%

McHenry: 62.67%

DuPage: 72.33%

Kane: 62.56%

Will: 63.15%

Kendall: 65.19%

La Salle: 54.72%

Grundy: 54.84%

DeKalb: 53.82%

Ogle: 54.03%

Lee: 56.25%

Whiteside: 49.64%

Bureau: 52.83%

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 20.4%. Currently, 14% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average decreased to 35.6%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 13.7%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable nine out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to a total of 323 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 20.8%. Currently, 15% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 25.2%, and DuPage County’s decreased to 18.4%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable eight out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 689 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 15.8%. Currently, 11% of ICU beds are available.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 10 out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 271 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 19.0%.

Currently, 8% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate fell to 17.3%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 12.7%, and Whiteside County’s went down to 17%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable nine out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 267 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 16.0%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 15.8%. Currently, 14% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for nine out of the past 10 days. The region is down to a total of 447 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate fell to 11.3%. Currently, 10% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the past 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity rate fell to 13.3%. Currently, 12% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable 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.