Illinois COVID-19 hospitalizations under 2,000 for the first time in almost 3 months – Shaw Local
Illinois COVID-19 hospitalizations under 2,000 for the first time in almost 3 months – Shaw Local

Illinois COVID-19 hospitalizations under 2,000 for the first time in almost 3 months – Shaw Local

Two weeks before state-wide indoor mask mandate should disappear, except in schools, the number of people in hospitals in Illinois with COVID-19 is below 1,900 for the first time since November 21st.

According to new data from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois had 1,811 COVID-19 patients in the hospital late Sunday. Of those, 370 were in intensive care units and 200 were in respirator.

IDPH reported 16,332 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 224 additional deaths for Friday, Saturday and Sunday combined. IDPH does not update its data dashboard on holidays or weekends.

For Friday-Sunday, the state administered 63,192 shots.

The state received the results of 530,252 COVID-19 tests for Thursday-Sunday. State positivity fell to 3.3%

Illinois has seen a total of 3,001,771 cases of the virus, and 32,019 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 53,083,826 tests since the start of the pandemic.

Vaccine update: As of Monday, IDPH reported that a total of 23,448,145 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed nationwide, with 20,894,572 vaccines administered.

At the time this story was published, 8,044,868 of the Illinois population had been fully vaccinated, or 63.14%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

Also 4,057,712 people have received a booster dose, or 31.84% of the state’s population. Among 5-11-year-olds, 38.0% have received at least one vaccine dose and 30.82% are fully vaccinated.

CDC numbers:

Among Illinois 5 and older residents:

Fully vaccinated: 8,466,805 (71%)

At least 1 dose: 9,579,875 (80.3%)

Among Illinois 12 and older residents:

Fully vaccinated: 8,110,503 (74.8%)

At least 1 dose: 9,135,359 (84.3%)

Among Illinois residents 18 years and older:

Fully vaccinated: 7,498,008 (76.1%)

At least 1 dose: 8,444,914 (85.7%)

Among Illinois 65 residents and older:

Fully vaccinated: 1,782,304 (87.2%)

At least 1 dose: 1,959,773 (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: 65.94%

Suburban Cooking: 70.12%

Lake: 67.26%

McHenry: 63.78%

DuPage: 73.40%

Kane: 63.78%

Vil: 64.46%

Kendall: 66.52%

La Salle: 56.78%

Grundy: 55.84%

DeKalb: 54.76%

Lizard: 55.19%

Lee: 56.98%

Whiteside: 50.38%

Agency: 54.83%

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

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

The positivity rate of the North Suburban (McHenry and Lake counties) region fell to 6.1%. Currently, 19% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, the McHenry County seven-day positivity rate dropped to 7.7%. Lake County, which performs about two-thirds of the tests in the region, reports a rolling average of 5.5%.

Hospital admissions have fallen or remained stable 10 out of the last 10 days in this region. The region has a total of 131 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The West Suburban (DuPage and Kane counties) region’s positivity rate fell to 5.6%. Currently, 22% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity rate fell to 6.2%, and DuPage County’s decline to 5.3%.

Hospital admissions decreased or remained stable 10 out of the last 10 days in this region. The region is down to 204 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

The South Suburban (Will and Kankakee counties) region’s positivity rate dropped to 5.7%. Currently, 15% 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 95 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 7.1%.

Currently, 12% of ICU beds are available.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate fell to 5.8%, Lee County’s rate rose to 4.0%, and Whiteside County’s rose to 7.6%.

Hospital admissions decreased or remained stable 10 out of the last 10 days in this region. The region is down to 134 total COVID-19 admissions.

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 5.4 per cent.

Within this region, the seven-day positivity rate of La Salle County dropped to 4.4%. Currently, 24% 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 214 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Chicago’s positivity fell to 2.2%. Currently, 15% 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 3.4%. Currently, 15% 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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