October 04, 2022

Illinois’ COVID-19 case rate falls; state surpasses 200 virus patients in the ICU for first time since February

State’s case rate drops to 27.9 new cases per 100,000 people

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2021, file photo, Ann Enderle R.N. attends to a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a select group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 3,801 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths Tuesday.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 1,522 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since February 17. Of those, 201 were in intensive care units, the most since February 24, and 66 were on ventilators.

For Monday, the state administered 7,806 vaccines.

From the IDPH’s data dashboard:

Case rate per 100,000: 27.9 (down 0.3 from Monday)

Percentage of ICU beds available: 21%

COVID-19-diagnosed hospital admissions (seven-day rolling average): 132 (up 3 from Monday)

Weekly deaths reported: 123

Illinois has seen 3,633,077 total cases of the virus, and 34,556 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)
La Salle30.92110

Vaccine update: As of Tuesday, the IDPH reported a total of 29,080,675 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 23,138,711 vaccines administered.

As of Tuesday, 8,337,436 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 65.44% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

CDC numbers:

Among Illinois residents 5 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,789,086 (73.7%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,712,043 (81.4%)

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,359,718 (77.1%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,224,679 (85.1%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,713,126 (78.3%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,516,523 (86.4%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,830,325 (89.6%)

At Least 1 Dose: 1,978,292 (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: 69.13%

Suburban Cook: 72.96%

Lake: 70.56%

McHenry: 66.07%

DuPage: 75.72%

Kane: 66.66%

Will: 66.94%

Kendall: 69.59%

La Salle: 58.53%

Grundy: 57.91%

DeKalb: 56.74%

Ogle: 57.16%

Lee: 59.01%

Whiteside: 52.00%

Bureau: 56.91%

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.