July 15, 2024
Coronavirus

Illinois covid update: 500 hospitalized; 17 new deaths

State’s positivity rate remains 1.7%

FILE - Dr. Shane Wilson stands inside a section of Scotland County Hospital set up to treat COVID-19 patients Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Memphis, Mo. As of Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, health care workers in 24 states, all but three of whom voted for former President Donald Trump in 2020, will be required to have received their first vaccine dose or an exemption. At the hospital about 25% of the 145 employees remain unvaccinated and 30 of them have been granted exemptions. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,413 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 17 additional deaths Friday.

For Thursday, the state administered 19.749 shots.

The state received the results of 88,065 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Friday afternoon. The state’s positivity rate is 1.7%

Illinois has seen 3,069,650 total cases of the virus, and 33,394 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 57,392,864 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Thursday, Illinois had 500 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 73 were in intensive care units, and 26 were on ventilators.

Vaccine update: As of Friday, IDPH reported a total of 25,860,545 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 21,374,596 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 8,200,307 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 64.36%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Among Illinois residents 5 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,642,242 (72.5%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,682,846 (81.2%)

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,233,616 (76%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,215,527 (85%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,601,579 (77.1%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,515,354 (86.4%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,792,967 (87.8%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,969,311 (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: 67.77%

Suburban Cook: 71.98%

Lake: 68.77%

McHenry: 64.93%

DuPage: 74.73%

Kane: 65.48%

Will: 65.87%

Kendall: 68.11%

La Salle: 57.82%

Grundy: 57.04%

DeKalb: 56.06%

Ogle: 56.36%

Lee: 58.39%

Whiteside: 51.35%

Bureau: 56.03%

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 2.3%. Currently, 28% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average stayed flat at 2.3%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 2.4%.

Hospitalizations have decreased or remained stable eight out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to a total of 22 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate increased to 2.8%. Currently, 33% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 2.8%, and DuPage County’s increased to 2.9%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable eight out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is up to 37 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate decreased to 2.0%. Currently, 24% 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 24 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 1.4%.

Currently, 24% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 2.2%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 0.6%, and Whiteside County’s went down to 0.6%.

Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable seven out of the past 10 days in this region. The region is down to 22 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 1.5%.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 1.1%. Currently, 28% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable for nine out of the past 10 days. The region is up to a total of 57 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate stayed flat at 1.4%. Currently, 17% 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 1.9%. Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available. Hospitalizations decreased or remained stable seven out of the past 10 days in this region.

John Sahly

John Sahly

John Sahly is the digital editor for the Shaw 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.