August 08, 2022
Coronavirus

Illinois’ COVID-19 case rate, new hospitalizations, deaths per day all rising over the weekend

Total COVID-19 hospitalizations down to 1,071 in Illinois

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The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 9,904 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 22 additional deaths for Friday, Saturday and Sunday combined. IDPH does not update its data dashboard on weekends or holidays.

The seven-day rolling average for COVID-19 deaths in Illinois is 13 per day, the highest average since March 29.

For Friday-Sunday, the state administered 21,827 vaccines.

From the IDPH’s data dashboard:

Case rate per 100,000: 30.6 (+0.2 from Friday)

Percentage of ICU beds available: 22%

COVID-19 diagnosed hospital admissions (7-day rolling average): 105 (+4 from Friday)

Weekly deaths reported: 82

Illinois has seen 3,417,093 total cases of the virus, and 34,098 people have died.

As of late Sunday, Illinois had 1,071 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, a decrease of 28 patients from Friday. Of those, 132 were in intensive care units, and 41 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
Bureau27.72300
Chicago26.417228
DeKalb31.81810
DuPage31.53366
Grundy27.22301
Kane25.43331
Kendall30.42310
Lake31.52255
La Salle28.12312
Lee231800
McHenry25.52231
Ogle21.61810
Suburban
Cook
31.3232316
Whiteside301810
Will31.51953

Vaccine update: As of Monday, IDPH reported a total of 28,033,745 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 22,626,630 vaccines administered.

As of Monday, 8,299,103 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 65.14% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

CDC numbers:

Among Illinois residents 5 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,742,160 (73.3%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,659,676 (81%)

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,320,644 (76.8%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,186,637 (84.8%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,680,596 (77.9%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,485,774 (86.1%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,822,462 (89.2%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,972,992 (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: 68.85%

Suburban Cook: 72.65%

Lake: 70.13%

McHenry: 65.71%

DuPage: 75.42%

Kane: 66.32%

Will: 66.63%

Kendall: 68.98%

La Salle: 58.32%

Grundy: 57.67%

DeKalb: 56.57%

Ogle: 56.95%

Lee: 58.95%

Whiteside: 51.86%

Bureau: 56.80%

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.