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

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 5,343 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 130 additional deaths Saturday, and a total of 471,157 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered.

The seven-day rolling average of Illinois’ positivity rate decreased from 6.5% to 6.3%. The state received the results of 102,372 COVID-19 tests in the 24 hours leading up to Saturday afternoon.

Illinois has seen 1,064,667 total cases of the virus, and 18,179 people have died. The state has conducted a total of 14,667,148 tests since the start of the pandemic.

As of late Friday, Illinois had 3,406 COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Of those, 711 were in intensive care units, and 379 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 Saturday, IDPH reported a total of 1,049,675 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed statewide, with 471,157 vaccines administered.

As of the time this story was published, 103,711 of the population of Illinois have been fully vaccinated, or 0.81%. 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.

Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday 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: 0.82%

Suburban Cook: 0.87%

Lake: 0.80%

McHenry: 0.63%

DuPage: 1.25%

Kane: 0.71%

Will: 0.96%

Kendall: 1.02%

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. As of Saturday, eight of 11 regions remain under Tier 3 mitigations. Regions 1, 2 and 5 moved to Tier 2 Friday, 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 to 8.9%. Currently, 17.8% of medical/surgical beds are available and 25.3% 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 decreased to 11.9%. Lake County, which does about two-thirds of the testing in the region, is reporting a rolling average of 7.9%.

Hospitalizations have decreased eight 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 9.4%. Currently, 15.5% 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 three consecutive days under the 20% threshold for medical/surgical bed availability.

Within this region, Kane County’s seven-day positivity average is at 10.5%, and DuPage County is at 8.8%.

Hospitalizations have decreased eight 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 9.1%. Currently, 23.7% of medical/surgical beds are available and 23.2% 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 five 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 7.4%. Currently, 23.3% of medical/surgical beds are available and 21.9% 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 8.9%, Lee County’s rate remained flat at 2.0%, and Whiteside County’s rate decreased to 5.8%.

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 remained flat at 7.9%.

Currently, 24.4% of medical/surgical beds are available and 23% 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, La Salle County’s seven-day positivity rate increased to 7.7%.

Chicago has seen 11 consecutive days under 12%. The region’s positivity rate decreased to 9.2%. Currently, 15.3% of medical/surgical beds are available and 25.6% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days over the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and 10 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%. Currently, 18% of medical/surgical beds are available and 20.9% of ICU beds.

The region has 11 consecutive days above the 20% threshold for ICU bed availability, and 11 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 70s
  • Bureau County: 1 female 80s
  • Carroll County: 1 female 80s
  • Champaign County: 1 male 70s
  • Christian County: 1 male 50s
  • Clay County: 1 female over 100
  • Coles County: 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 30s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 4 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 6 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 7 males 80s, 8 females 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Crawford County: 1 male 70s
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 70s
  • DeWitt County: 1 male 60s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 50s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s
  • Franklin County: 1 female 60s
  • Fulton County: 1 female over 100
  • Hancock County: 1 female over 100
  • Henry County: 1 female 70s
  • Iroquois County: 1 female 90s
  • Jefferson County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Jersey County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Kane County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • Kendall County: 1 female 80s
  • Lake County: 1 male 20s, 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Macon County: 1 male 80s
  • Madison County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
  • McDonough County: 1 female 80s
  • McHenry County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
  • McLean County: 1 female 90s
  • Mercer County: 1 male 80s
  • Monroe County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s
  • Montgomery County: 2 males 50s, 1 male 80s
  • Morgan County: 1 male 60s
  • Ogle County: 1 male 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 90s
  • Pike County: 1 male 60s
  • Randolph County: 1 female 70s
  • Rock Island County: 1 male 80s
  • Sangamon County: 1 male 50s
  • St. Clair County: 2 females 60s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s, 1 male 90s
  • Vermilion County: 2 males 70s
  • Will County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • Williamson County: 1 female 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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