The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 6,158 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths Wednesday.
The state’s seven-day rolling average for new cases per day went up to 5,398, the highest average since Feb. 10.
For Tuesday, the state administered 12,607 vaccines.
From the IDPH’s data dashboard:
Case rate per 100,000: 42.4 (+0.5 from Tuesday)
Percentage of ICU beds available: 21%
COVID-19 diagnosed hospital admissions (7-day rolling average): 75 (+2 from Tuesday, highest rate since Feb. 28)
Weekly deaths reported: 46
Illinois has seen 3,195,244 total cases of the virus, and 33,695 people have died.
As of late Tuesday, Illinois had 861 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, an overnight increase of 15 patients and the most total people in the hospital with COVID-19 since March 2. Of those, 86 were in intensive care units, and 19 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.
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(7-day rolling average)
Vaccine update: As of Wednesday, the IDPH reported a total of 26,920,145 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 22,070,429 vaccines administered.
As of Wednesday, 8,255,241 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 64.79% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.
Among Illinois residents 5 and older:
Fully Vaccinated: 8,731,780 (73.2%)
At Least 1 Dose: 9,718,690 (81.5%)
Among Illinois residents 12 and older:
Fully Vaccinated: 8,317,401 (76.7%)
At Least 1 Dose: 9,251,832 (85.4%)
Among Illinois residents 18 and older:
Fully Vaccinated: 7,681,925 (78%)
At Least 1 Dose: 8,554,321 (86.8%)
Among Illinois residents 65 and older:
Fully Vaccinated: 1,818,966 (89%)
At Least 1 Dose: 1,985,667 (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:
Suburban Cook: 72.48%
La Salle: 58.11%