July 07, 2022

Illinois’ COVID-19 case rate back up as B.2.12.1 variant now dominant in state

Total COVID-19 hospitalizations back up over 1,200

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The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,861 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 18 additional deaths Tuesday. In the state’s report on COVID-19 variants, the B.2.12.1 omicron variant is now the dominant variant in the state, accounting for 51.47% of recorded cases. The BA.2 variant of omicron is down to 48.53% of recorded cases.

For Monday, the state administered 11,126 vaccines.

From the IDPH’s data dashboard:

Case rate per 100,000: 39.5 (+3.1 from Monday)

Percentage of ICU beds available: 25%

COVID-19 diagnosed hospital admissions (7-day rolling average): 114 (No change from Monday)

Weekly deaths reported: 47

Illinois has seen 3,337,641 total cases of the virus, and 33,883 people have died.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 1,218 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, an increase of 27 patients from Monday. Of those, 111 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 Salle30.83110

Vaccine update: As of Tuesday, the IDPH reported a total of 27,610,545 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 22,443,347 vaccines administered.

As of Tuesday, 8,282,172 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 65.0% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

CDC numbers:

Among Illinois residents 5 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,727,327 (73.2%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,651,332 (80.9%)

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,308,519 (76.7%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,180,715 (84.7%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,670,499 (77.8%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,481,795 (86.1%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,819,659 (89.1%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,970,800 (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: 68.70%

Suburban Cook: 72.49%

Lake: 69.95%

McHenry: 65.60%

DuPage: 75.29%

Kane: 66.21%

Will: 66.50%

Kendall: 68.83%

La Salle: 58.25%

Grundy: 57.58%

DeKalb: 56.48%

Ogle: 56.84%

Lee: 58.86%

Whiteside: 51.80%

Bureau: 56.74%

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.