February 03, 2023

Illinois COVID-19 hospitalized patients now up to mid-August levels

FILE - A sign advising visitors to don face coverings stands outside the main entrance to UCHealth University of Colorado hospital Friday, April 1, 2022, in Aurora, Colo.  COVID cases are starting to rise again in the United States, with numbers up in most states and up steeply in several. One expert says he expects more of a “bump” than the monstrous surge of the first omicron wave, but another says it’s unclear how high the curve will rise and it may be more like a hill.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Tuesday 2,536 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 17 additional deaths.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 1,418 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, an increase of more than 100 patients from the previous day and the most since August 18. Of those, 158 were in intensive care units, and 54 were on ventilators.

For Monday, the state administered 14,128 vaccines.

Case rate per 100,000: 15.2 (up 0.5 from Monday)

Percentage of ICU beds available: 17%

COVID-19-diagnosed hospital admissions (seven-day rolling average): 121 (up 8 from Monday, highest since August 21)

Weekly deaths reported: 48

Illinois has seen 3,871,717 total cases of the virus, and 35,454 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 Salle18.41111

Vaccine update: As of Monday, the IDPH reported a total of 29,804,375 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 25,337,820 vaccines administered.

As of Monday, 8,403,278 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: 69.39%

Suburban Cook: 73.66%

Lake: 71.48%

McHenry: 66.67%

DuPage: 76.36%

Kane: 67.11%

Will: 67.47%

Kendall: 70.61%

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.