January 28, 2023

Illinois sees spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations; highest point since early September

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The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Monday 8,315 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 14 additional deaths for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday combined. IDPH does not update its data dashboard on weekends or holidays.

As of late Sunday, Illinois had 1,317 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since September 9. Of those, 139 were in intensive care units, and 41 were on ventilators.

For Thursday-Sunday, the state administered 36,405 vaccines.

Case rate per 100,000: 14.7 (down 2.0 from Wednesday’s update)

Percentage of ICU beds available: 20%

COVID-19-diagnosed hospital admissions (seven-day rolling average): 113 (down 1 from Wednesday’s update)

Weekly deaths reported: 48

Illinois has seen 3,869,181 total cases of the virus, and 35,437 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.

CountyCase Rate/100,000% available ICU bedsCOVID-19 diagnosed hospital admissions
(7-day rolling average)
La Salle15.41911

Vaccine update: As of Monday, the IDPH reported a total of 29,798,275 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 25,323,692 vaccines administered.

As of Monday, 8,402,547 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 65.95% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

CDC numbers:

Among Illinois residents 5 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,927,875 (74.9%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,879,059 (82.8%)

Among Illinois residents 12 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,481,753 (78.3%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,375,457 (86.5%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,826,765 (79.4%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,657,929 (87.9%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,857,917 (90.9%)

At Least 1 Dose: 2,007,768 (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: 69.83%

Suburban Cook: 73.65%

Lake: 71.47%

McHenry: 66.67%

DuPage: 76.35%

Kane: 67.11%

Will: 67.46%

Kendall: 70.60%

La Salle: 58.89%

Grundy: 58.29%

DeKalb: 56.97%

Ogle: 57.39%

Lee: 59.30%

Whiteside: 52.19%

Bureau: 57.18%

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.