Illinois COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases remain in rapid decline – Shaw Local
Illinois COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases remain in rapid decline – Shaw Local

Illinois COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases remain in rapid decline – Shaw Local

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday reported 2,538 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 73 additional deaths.

The state rolling seven-day average for new cases fell to 3,289 new cases a day, the lowest average since November 13th.

For Wednesday, the state administered 20,750 shots.

The state received the results of 174,151 COVID-19 tests over the course of 24 hours up to Thursday afternoon. State positivity fell to 2.5%

Illinois has seen a total of 3,010,525 cases of the virus, and 32,249 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 53,468,470 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of Wednesday, Illinois had 1,611 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, the fewest since Nov. 16. Of those, 298 were in intensive care units, the fewest since November 8, and 146 were on respirator.

Vaccine update: As of Thursday, IDPH reported that a total of 23,657,525 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed nationwide, with 20,950,257 vaccines administered.

At the time this story was published, 8,064,564 of the Illinois population had been fully vaccinated, or 63.30%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Also 4,077,011 people have received a booster dose, or 31.99% of the state’s population. Among 5-11-year-olds, 38.25% have received at least one vaccine dose and 31.31% are fully vaccinated.

CDC numbers:

Among Illinois 5 and older residents:

Fully vaccinated: 8,486,399 (71.2%)

At least 1 dose: 9,597,762 (80.5%)

Among Illinois 12 and older residents:

Fully vaccinated: 8,124,203 (75%)

At least 1 dose: 9,149,711 (84.4%)

Among Illinois residents 18 years and older:

Fully vaccinated: 7,509,146 (76.2%)

At least 1 dose: 8,456,980 (85.8%)

Among Illinois 65 residents and older:

Fully vaccinated: 1,783,046 (87.3%)

At least 1 dose: 1,960,769 (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: 66.14%

Suburban Cooking: 70.32%

Lake: 67.40%

McHenry: 63.90%

DuPage: 73.51%

Kane: 63.91%

Vil: 64.59%

Kendall: 66.63%

La Salle: 56.87%

Grundy: 55.94%

DeKalb: 54.87%

Lizard: 55.26%

Lee: 57.04%

Whiteside: 50.42%

Agency: 54.92%

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 5.0%. Currently, 20% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate fell to 6.3%. Lake County, which performs about two-thirds of the tests in the region, reports a rolling average of 4.6%.

Hospital admissions have fallen or remained stable 10 out of the last 10 days in this region. The region has a total of 108 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate fell to 5.1%. Currently, 24% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate rose to 6.1% and DuPage County’s decline to 4.6%.

Hospital admissions decreased or remained stable 10 out of the last 10 days in this region. The region is down to 167 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate fell to 4.4%. 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 78 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 5.7%.

Currently, 13% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate decreased to 5.4%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 3.0%, and Whiteside County’s decreased to 6.5%.

Hospital admissions decreased or remained stable 10 out of the last 10 days in this region. The region is down to 120 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 4.6 per cent.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate fell to 4.0%. 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 194 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity rate remained flat at 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 2.9%. 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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