Illinois COVID-19 hospital admissions drop to mid-November levels – Shaw Local
Illinois COVID-19 hospital admissions drop to mid-November levels – Shaw Local

Illinois COVID-19 hospital admissions drop to mid-November levels – Shaw Local

Illinois has the fewest people in the hospital with COVID-19 since Nov. 17, according to new data from the Illinois Department of Public Health released Wednesday.

As of Tuesday, Illinois had 1,683 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 313 were in intensive care units, the fewest since November 13, and 153 were on respirator.

IDPH on Wednesday reported 3,323 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 104 further deaths.

The state’s rolling seven-day average for new cases fell to 3,701 new cases a day, the lowest average since November 17. The drop in numbers comes as a legislative panel on Tuesday voted to suspend latest version of COVID-19 reductions for public schoolsand states in part that these rules are still pending before an appellate court. Many primary schools throughout the state chosen to go mask optional after the ruling.

As of Tuesday, the state administered 19,766 shots.

The state received the results of 107,304 COVID-19 tests over the course of 24 hours up to Wednesday afternoon. State positivity fell to 2.8%

Illinois has seen a total of 3,007,987 cases of the virus, and 32,176 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 53,294,319 tests since the start of the pandemic.

Vaccine update: As of Wednesday, IDPH reported that a total of 23,464,845 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed nationwide, with 20,929,507 vaccines administered.

As of Wednesday, 8,057,233 Illinois residents have been fully vaccinated, or 63.24% of the population. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Also, 4,070,233 people have received a booster dose, or 31.94% of the state’s population. Among 5-11 year olds, 38.16% have received at least one vaccine dose and 31.14% are fully vaccinated.

CDC numbers:

Among Illinois 5 and older residents:

Fully vaccinated: 8,478,512 (71.1%)

At least 1 dose: 9,590,505 (80.4%)

Among Illinois 12 and older residents:

Fully vaccinated: 8,118,051 (74.9%)

At least 1 dose: 9,143,531 (84.4%)

Among Illinois residents 18 years and older:

Fully vaccinated: 7,504,004 (76.2%)

At least 1 dose: 8,451,669 (85.8%)

Among Illinois 65 residents and older:

Fully vaccinated: 1,782,605 (87.2%)

At least 1 dose: 1,960,241 (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: 66.07%

Suburban Cooking: 70.24%

Lake: 67.35%

McHenry: 63.85%

DuPage: 73.48%

Kane: 63.86%

Vil: 64.54%

Kendall: 66.59%

La Salle: 56.84%

Grundy: 55.90%

DeKalb: 54.83%

Lizard: 55.23%

Lee: 57.03%

Whiteside: 50.41%

Regional update: All 11 regions of the state are in Phase 5.

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

The North Suburban (McHenry and Lake counties) region’s positivity rate dropped to 5.5%. Currently, 19% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, the McHenry County seven-day positivity rate dropped to 6.8%. Lake County, which performs about two-thirds of the tests in the region, reports a rolling average of 5.0%.

Hospital admissions have fallen or remained stable 10 out of the last 10 days in this region. The region has a total of 115 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate remained flat at 5.2%. Currently, 23% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate rose to 5.9% and DuPage County’s decline to 4.8%.

Hospital admissions decreased or remained stable 10 out of the last 10 days in this region. The region is down to 181 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The positivity rate of the South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region fell to 5.0%. Currently, 17% 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 84 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The Nordic region’s (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) region’s positivity rate fell to 6.3%.

Currently, 12% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate increased to 5.6%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 3.2%, and Whiteside County’s decreased to 6.9%.

Hospital admissions decreased or remained stable 10 out of the last 10 days in this region. The region is down to 123 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 4.9 per cent.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate remained flat at 4.4%. 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 199 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity fell to 2.0%. Currently, 16% of ICU beds are available. Hospital admissions decreased or remained stable for 10 out of the last 10 days.

Suburban Cook County’s positivity fell to 3.1%. Currently, 16% 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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