May 24, 2022
Coronavirus

Illinois’ COVID-19 case rate, total hospitalizations fall

State now averaging 24.1 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people

Kori Mauch, school nurse and department chair in Sycamore Community School District 427, talks Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, at Sycamore Middle School, about the COVID-19 rapid tests they use in the district.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,434 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and eight additional deaths Wednesday.

The state’s seven-day rolling average for new cases went down to 3,070 new cases per day.

For Tuesday, the state administered 21,529 shots.

From the IDPH’s data dashboard:

Case rate per 100,000: 24.1 (-0.6 from Tuesday)

Percentage of ICU beds available: 23%

COVID-19 diagnosed hospital admissions (7-day rolling average): 45 (Same as Tuesday)

Weekly deaths reported: 58

Illinois has seen 3,128,134 total cases of the virus, and 33,592 people have died.

As of late Tuesday, Illinois had 697 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, down 11 from the previous day. Of those, 71 were in intensive care units, and 24 were on ventilators.

County-by-county update: As of mid-April, the IDPH will provide a county-by-county update focusing on the case rate per 100,000 people, the percentage of ICU beds available, a rolling seven-day average of COVID-19 diagnosed hospital admissions and weekly deaths.

The definition of a COVID-19 diagnosed hospital admission is as follows: The seven-day average of daily number of hospital admissions given a diagnosis of COVID-19 as measured using the Illinois Syndromic Surveillance System.

Illinois collects all emergency department and inpatient visits through syndromic surveillance from all acute care hospitals in Illinois in near-real time. Data is presented with a three-day lag to allow time for diagnosis to be reported.

At the county level, a visit is counted by where the patient resides. A patient with multiple visits will be counted for each visit. Admissions may not be because of COVID-19 as the primary cause. Syndromic surveillance data is not the same source used by CDC to report COVID-19 hospital admissions data.

CountyCase Rate/100,000% available ICU bedsCOVID-19 diagnosed hospital admissions
(7-day rolling average)
Weekly
deaths
Bureau8.22600
Chicago23.917819
DeKalb26.21300
DuPage36.73644
Grundy21.62600
Kane25.23611
Kendall26.92600
Lake30.13037
La Salle12.42600
Lee21.71300
McHenry21.93030
Ogle16.31300
Suburban
Cook
30.519129
Whiteside15.91300
Will25.42424

Vaccine update: As of Wednesday, the IDPH reported a total of 26,586,545 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 21,834,484 vaccines administered.

As of Wednesday, 8,239,828 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 64.67% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

CDC numbers:

Among Illinois residents 5 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,688,651 (72.9%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,696,203 (81.3%)

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,276,448 (76.4%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,230,874 (85.2%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,641,057 (77.5%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,532,549 (86.6%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,805,273 (88.4%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,976,589 (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: 68.21%

Suburban Cook: 72.33%

Lake: 69.34%

McHenry: 65.24%

DuPage: 75.03%

Kane: 66.00%

Will: 66.22%

Kendall: 68.58%

La Salle: 58.07%

Grundy: 57.27%

DeKalb: 56.27%

Ogle: 56.55%

Lee: 58.60%

Whiteside: 51.54%

Bureau: 56.41%

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.