1,841 new cases; 40 deaths – Shaw Local
1,841 new cases;  40 deaths – Shaw Local

1,841 new cases; 40 deaths – Shaw Local

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported 1,841 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 40 additional deaths.

As of Monday, the state administered 12,236 shots.

The state received the results of 62,765 COVID-19 tests over the course of 24 hours up to Tuesday afternoon. The state’s positivity rose to 1.8%

Illinois has seen a total of 3,033,061 cases of the virus, and 32,803 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 54,708,141 tests since the start of the pandemic.

By Monday, Illinois had 958 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, an increase of 15 patients overnight. Of those, 179 were in intensive care units and 85 were in respirator.

Vaccine update: As of Tuesday, IDPH reported that a total of 23,834,365 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed nationwide, with 21,118,650 vaccines administered.

At the time this story was published, 8,122,482 of the population of Illinois had been fully vaccinated, or 63.75%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Also 4,151,992 people have received a booster dose, or 32.58% of the state’s population. Among 5- to 11-year-olds, 39.44% have received at least one vaccine dose and 33.44% are fully vaccinated.

CDC numbers:

Among Illinois 5 and older residents:

Fully vaccinated: 8,546,555 (71.7%)

At least 1 dose: 9,622,539 (80.7%)

Among Illinois 12 and older residents:

Fully vaccinated: 8,164,213 (75.3%)

At least 1 dose: 9,166,519 (84.6%)

Among Illinois residents 18 years and older:

Fully vaccinated: 7,541,947 (76.5%)

At least 1 dose: 8,471,222 (86%)

Among Illinois 65 residents and older:

Fully vaccinated: 1,785,480 (87.4%)

At least 1 dose: 1,963,197 (95%)

There can be as much as a 72 hour delay in reporting from healthcare providers on administered vaccines.

In northern Illinois, here is the percentage of the population that is fully vaccinated by county:

Chicago: 66.72%

Suburban Cooking: 71.06%

Lake: 68.11%

McHenry: 64.41%

DuPage: 74.05%

Kane: 64.63%

Vil: 65.18%

Kendall: 67.34%

La Salle: 57.36%

Grundy: 56.53%

DeKalb: 55.53%

Lizard: 55.92%

Lee: 57.59%

Whiteside: 50.90%

Agency: 55.68%

Regional update: All 11 regions of the state are illow or medium COVID-19 societal risk level.

Regional data from IDPH remain on a three-day delay.

The North Suburban (McHenry and Lake counties) region’s positivity rate dropped to 3.3%. Currently, 25% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate fell to 4.2%. Lake County, which performs about two-thirds of the tests in the region, reports a rolling average of 2.9%.

Hospital admissions have fallen or remained stable 10 out of the last 10 days in this region. The region is down to a total of 65 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate fell to 2.8%. Currently, 26% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate remained flat at 2.9%, and DuPage County’s fell to 2.8%.

Hospital admissions decreased or remained stable 10 out of the last 10 days in this region. The region is down to a total of 94 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The positivity rate of the South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region fell to 2.8%. Currently, 23% of ICU beds are available.

Hospital admissions decreased or remained stable 10 out of the last 10 days in this region. The region is down to a total of 39 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The positivity rate of the Nordic countries (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) fell to 3.0%.

Currently, 20% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate decreased to 2.4%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 0.9%, and Whiteside County’s decreased to 3.1%.

Hospital admissions decreased or remained stable 10 out of the last 10 days in this region. The region is down to 63 total COVID-19 admissions.

The North-Central Region (Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren and Woodford counties) fell to 2.4 per cent.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate remained flat at 2.0%. Currently, 23% of ICU beds are available. Hospital admissions decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the last 10 days. The region has a total of 107 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate remained flat at 1.3%. Currently, 17% of intensive care beds are available. Hospital admissions decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the last 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity fell to 1.7%. Currently, 18% of ICU beds are available. Hospital admissions decreased or remained stable 10 out of the last 10 days in this region.

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