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Here’s where each health region in northern Illinois stands as of Friday for new cases and vaccine administration

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 6,642 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 123 additional deaths Friday, and a total of 447,348 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

In addition, Regions 1, 2, and 5 all moved forward to Tier 2 of the state’s mitigation plan, effective immediately, Gov. JB Pritzker said.

IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike confirmed the state has seen its first case of the more transmissible United Kingdom variant of the novel coronavirus.

“The UK variant has been identified in Illinois, as we expected it would be found,” Ezike said. “As we move toward opening back up, I want to remind people that although we have no evidence that this new variant causes more severe disease or more death, early studies do show it spreads easier and more quickly.”

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased from 6.8% to 6.5%. The state received the results of 107,156 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Friday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,059,324 total cases of the virus, and 18,049 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 14,564,776 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Thursday, Illinois had 3,446 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 712 were in intensive care units, and 386 were on ventilators.

To see definitions of key terms used in our COVID-19 updates, read this article titled, “Feeling lost in keeping up with the news?”

Vaccine update: As of Friday, IDPH reported a total of 995,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 447,348 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 101,670 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 0.8%. Illinois has a population of 12,741,080 people.

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

Pritzker also announced that Phase 1A of the Illinois COVID-19 vaccination administration plan is on track to be substantially completed next week, with the entire state moving to Phase 1B on Monday, January 25. Phase 1B includes those who are 65 and older and workers in essential industries, including teachers and grocery store employees.

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

Chicago: 0.80%

Suburban Cook: 0.85%

Lake: 0.80%

McHenry: 0.62%

DuPage: 1.23%

Kane: 0.71%

Will: 0.95%

Kendall: 1.01%

La Salle: 0.73%

Grundy: 0.52%

DeKalb: 0.49%

Ogle: 0.91%

Lee: 0.55%

Whiteside: 0.69%

Regional update: Currently, all 11 of the state’s health regions are under additional mitigation measures from the IDPH, and as of Nov. 20, all 11 regions are under Tier 3 mitigations. Regions are eligible to move forward to Tier 2 beginning Friday, Jan. 15, as long as they hit all three of the state’s metrics.

The three metrics needed for a region to advance to Tier 2 are:

1) A region’s test positivity below 12% for three straight days (as measured by a seven-day rolling average)

2) 20% or greater available staffed ICU and medical/surgical beds for three straight days (as measured by a three-day rolling average)

3) A decline in number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 for 7 out of 10 days (as measured on a seven-day average.)

Regional data from the IDPH remains on a three-day lag.

Confused about the different tiers and phases of the governor’s COVID-19 response? Read this explanation of the Restore Illinois plan and its metrics.

The North Suburban region (McHenry and Lake counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under 12% for its COVID-19 test positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate decreased slightly to 9.5%. Currently, 16.6% of medical/surgical beds are available and 24.7% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and 11 consecutive days under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Within this region, McHenry County’s seven-day positivity rate average stayed flat at 13.0%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 8.3%.

Hospitalizations have decreased seven out of the past 10 days in this region.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 9.8%. Currently, 16.7% of medical/surgical beds are available and 24.7% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and two consecutive days under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 11.4%, and DuPage County is at 9.0%.

Hospitalizations have decreased nine out of the past 10 days in this region.

The South Suburban region (Will and Kankakee counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 9.7%. Currently, 23.2% of medical/surgical beds are available and 25.7% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Hospitalizations have decreased six out of the past 10 days in this region.

The North region (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties) has seen 11 consecutive days under the 12% positivity rate. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 8.1%. Currently, 23.6% of medical/surgical beds are available and 22.3% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Within this region, DeKalb County’s positivity rate decreased to 9.2%, Lee County’s rate decreased to 2.0%, and Whiteside County’s rate decreased to 6.9%.

Hospitalizations have decreased seven out of the past 10 days in this region.

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) has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 7.9%.

Currently, 24.7% of medical/surgical beds are available and 22.7% of ICU beds.

The region has 10 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Within this region, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate decreased to 7.2%.

Chicago has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 9.5%. Currently, 15.8% of medical/surgical beds are available and 25.2% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and nine consecutive days under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Hospitalizations have decreased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

Suburban Cook County has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 9.3%. Currently, 17.4% of medical/surgical beds are available and 21.2% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and 10 days under 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Hospitalizations have decreased 10 out of the past 10 days in this region.

To see how other regions across the state are doing, see the full IDPH dashboard here.

Newly reported deaths include:

• Adams County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s, 1 female 100+

• Champaign County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s

• Christian County: 1 male 50s

• Coles County: 1 male 80s

• Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 6 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 4 males 70s, 7 females 80s, 10 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 6 males 90s

• DeKalb County: 1 male 80s

• DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 2 females 90s

• Edwards County: 1 female 70s

• Franklin County: 1 male 80s

• Henderson County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 100+

• Henry County: 1 female 80s

• Iroquois County: 1 male 50s

• Jasper County: 1 female 80s

• Jefferson County: 2 males 70s

• Kane County: 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

• Kankakee County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s

• Kendall County: 1 male 50s

• Lake County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s

• Lawrence County: 1 male 70s

• Macoupin County: 1 female 90s

• Madison County: 3 females 80s, 1 female 90s

• McHenry County: 1 male 30s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s

• McLean County: 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s

• Monroe County: 1 female 90s

• Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

• Randolph County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s

• Richland County: 1 female 60s

• Schuyler County: 1 male 80s

• Shelby County: 1 female 80s

• St. Clair County: 1 male 60s, 3 males 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

• Tazewell County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 60s, 2 males 70s

• Vermilion County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s

• Will County: 2 males 70s, 2 males 80s

• Williamson County: 1 female 70s

• Winnebago County: 1 male 60s

• Woodford County: 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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