May 22, 2022
Coronavirus

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Illinois back to early March levels

Case rate now back to mid-February levels

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 5,748 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 14 additional deaths Wednesday.

The state’s seven-day rolling average for new cases increased to 4,189 per day, the highest average since Feb. 14.

For Tuesday, the state administered 18,538 vaccines.

From the IDPH’s data dashboard:

Case rate per 100,000: 32.9 (+2.6 from Tuesday, highest since Feb. 14)

Percentage of ICU beds available: 22%

COVID-19 diagnosed hospital admissions (7-day rolling average): 65 (Same as Tuesday)

Weekly deaths reported: 46

Illinois has seen 3,157,458 total cases of the virus, and 33,643 people have died.

As of late Tuesday, Illinois had 820 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since March 3. Of those, 87 were in intensive care units, and 22 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
Bureau10.82000
Chicago31.1181016
DeKalb39.69.211
DuPage51.93573
Grundy22.72000
Kane35.43530
Kendall36.32000
Lake47.12733
La Salle22.82001
Lee289.200
McHenry36.32733
Ogle21.69.200
Suburban
Cook
43.121189
Whiteside27.79.200
Will34.21940

Vaccine update: As of Wednesday, the IDPH reported a total of 26,793,345 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 21,984,552 vaccines administered.

As of Wednesday, 8,248,523 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 64.74% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

CDC numbers:

Among Illinois residents 5 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,708,366 (73%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,712,185 (81.4%)

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,294,799 (76.5%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,245,654 (85.3%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,659,755 (77.7%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,548,439 (86.8%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,811,593 (88.7%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,982,165 (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: 68.28%

Suburban Cook: 72.42%

Lake: 69.46%

McHenry: 65.31%

DuPage: 75.09%

Kane: 66.03%

Will: 66.29%

Kendall: 68.54%

La Salle: 58.08%

Grundy: 57.32%

DeKalb: 56.29%

Ogle: 56.63%

Lee: 58.65%

Whiteside: 51.62%

Bureau: 56.42%

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.