July 07, 2022

Illinois’ COVID-19 case rate continues to fall

New hospital admissions for COVID-19 remain flat

FILE - Syringes and a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are displayed at a mass COVID-19 vaccination site in Batavia, Ill., on March 19, 2021.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,988 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and nine additional deaths Tuesday.

The state’s seven-day rolling average for new cases per day went down to 5,204, the lowest average since May 9.

For Monday, the state administered 15,007 vaccines.

From the IDPH’s data dashboard:

Case rate per 100,000: 40.8 (-1.5 from Monday, lowest point since May 9)

Percentage of ICU beds available: 24%

COVID-19 diagnosed hospital admissions (7-day rolling average): 107 (Same as Monday)

Weekly deaths reported: 56

Illinois has seen 3,267,954 total cases of the virus, and 33,788 people have died.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 1,199 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since Feb. 23. Of those, 125 were in intensive care units, and 33 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)
La Salle32.12310

Vaccine update: As of Tuesday, the IDPH reported a total of 27,264,245 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 22,251,393 vaccines administered.

As of Tuesday, 8,249,884 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 64.75% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

CDC numbers:

Among Illinois residents 5 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,731,058 (73.2%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,658,597 (81%)

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,314,524 (76.7%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,190,132 (84.8%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,677,721 (77.9%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,492,068 (86.2%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,817,575 (89%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,971,091 (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: 67.46%

Suburban Cook: 71.58%

Lake: 69.16%

McHenry: 64.73%

DuPage: 74.01%

Kane: 65.09%

Will: 65.27%

Kendall: 68.65%

La Salle: 57.88%

Grundy: 57.34%

DeKalb: 56.20%

Ogle: 56.59%

Lee: 58.58%

Whiteside: 51.62%

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.