August 09, 2022
Coronavirus

Illinois’ COVID-19 rate continues upward trend

New COVID-19 hospital admissions back over 140 in Illinois

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The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 5,205 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths Tuesday.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 1,466 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 139 were in intensive care units and 39 were on ventilators.

For Monday, the state administered 16,020 vaccines.

From the IDPH’s data dashboard:

Case rate per 100,000: 41.4 (up 1.6 from Monday, highest since June 4)

Percentage of ICU beds available: 21%

COVID-19-diagnosed hospital admissions (seven-day rolling average): 142 (Up 6 from Monday)

Weekly deaths reported: 52

Illinois has seen 3,548,004 total cases of the virus, and 34,326 people have died.

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 the 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
Bureau322800
Chicago36.116259
DeKalb411920
DuPage45.130102
Grundy38.12800
Kane49.33052
Kendall38.92800
Lake452660
La Salle33.82810
Lee29.21900
McHenry38.22651
Ogle33.11910
Suburban
Cook
39.7173211
Whiteside37.21911
Will42.82774

Vaccine update: As of Tuesday, the IDPH reported a total of 28,657,675 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 22,942,451 vaccines administered.

As of Tuesday, 8,320,504 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 65.30% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

CDC numbers:

Among Illinois residents 5 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,763,057 (73.5%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,680,708 (81.2%)

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,338,269 (76.9%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,202,046 (84.9%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,695,168 (78.1%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,497,846 (86.2%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,826,116 (89.4%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,973,997 (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: 69.00%

Suburban Cook: 72.83%

Lake: 70.39%

McHenry: 65.91%

DuPage: 75.58%

Kane: 66.52%

Will: 66.81%

Kendall: 69.37%

La Salle: 58.43%

Grundy: 57.81%

DeKalb: 56.70%

Ogle: 57.02%

Lee: 58.93%

Whiteside: 51.93%

Bureau: 56.81%

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.