January 30, 2023

Illinois over 1,800 COVID-19 hospitalizations for first time since February

Illinois averaging 171 COVID-19 hospitalizations per day over the past week

Registered nurse Estella Wilmarth tends to a patient in the acute care unit of Harborview Medical Center, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, in Seattle. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is deploying 100 members of the state National Guard to hospitals across the state amid staff shortages due to an omicron-fueled spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations. Inslee announced Thursday that teams will be deployed to assist four overcrowded emergency departments at hospitals in Everett, Yakima, Wenatchee and Spokane, and that testing teams will be based at hospitals in Olympia, Richland, Seattle and Tacoma. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Tuesday 2,501 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 15 additional deaths.

As of late Monday, Illinois had 1,825 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the most since Feb. 12. Of those, 211 were in intensive care units, and 68 were on ventilators.

For Monday, the state administered 12,791 vaccines.

Case rate per 100,000: 25.7 (down 0.9 from Monday)

Percentage of ICU beds available: 18%

COVID-19-diagnosed hospital admissions (seven-day rolling average): 171 (up 4 from Monday, highest since February 12)

Weekly deaths reported: 82

Illinois has seen 3,941,715 total cases of the virus, and 35,663 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 Salle23.11110

Vaccine update: As of Monday, the IDPH reported a total of 26,333,495 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 25,633,080 vaccines administered.

As of Monday, 8,410,446 Illinoisans have been fully vaccinated, or 66.01% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

CDC numbers:

Among Illinois residents 5 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 8,943,773 (75%)

At Least 1 Dose: 9,897,728 (83%)

Among Illinois residents 18 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 7,839,261 (79.6%)

At Least 1 Dose: 8,672,987 (88%)

Among Illinois residents 65 and older:

Fully Vaccinated: 1,860,078 (91%)

At Least 1 Dose: 2,010,161 (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: 69.31%

Suburban Cook: 73.58%

Lake: 71.50%

McHenry: 66.71%

DuPage: 76.34%

Kane: 67.09%

Will: 67.45%

Kendall: 70.67%

La Salle: 58.89%

Grundy: 58.32%

DeKalb: 56.96%

Ogle: 57.39%

Lee: 59.06%

Whiteside: 52.05%

Bureau: 57.12%

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.