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*** UPDATED x1 *** 2,433 new confirmed and probable cases; 18 additional deaths; 1,998 hospitalized; 418 in the ICU; 4.4 percent average case positivity rate; 4.9 percent average test positivity rate; 132,188 average daily doses

Monday, Apr 12, 2021

* Remember that Sundays generally have lower numbers, particularly deaths, because locals aren’t filling out the forms. Hospitalization numbers are generally accurate, though…

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,433 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional deaths.

    - Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s, 2 males 90s
    - Kane County: 1 female 90s
    - Vermilion County: 1 female 90s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,282,205 cases, including 21,523 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 53,115 specimens for a total of 21,225,122. As of last night, 1,998 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 418 patients were in the ICU and 177 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 5-11, 2021 is 4.4%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 5-11, 2021 is 4.9%.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 9,001,105. A total of 7,243,383 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 132,188 doses. Yesterday, 64,772 doses were reported administered in Illinois. The Illinois National Guard has administered more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines at state-supported vaccination sites around the state.

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

*** UPDATE *** Tribune…

In the 20-county region that stretches from Kendall and Grundy counties to the Quad Cities, the seven-day average of available intensive care beds has dipped below 20% for four straight days beginning Thursday.

The percentage of available staffed ICU beds was one of the bench marks used to trigger tighter restrictions under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan. Health officials recently have said they’re reevaluating those criteria, which were developed before vaccines were available.

The test positivity rate is also rising in the region, home to Peoria and Bloomington-Normal, reaching a seven-day average of 7.2% as of Friday, up from 6.5% a week earlier.

Under the rules that were enforced during the fall surge, a rolling test positivity rate of 8% or higher for three consecutive days triggered tighter restrictions.

In suburban Cook County, where officials have been warning since last week that stricter rules could be coming if trends don’t reverse, the seven-day average for ICU bed availability was 20% Sunday for the second straight day.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

13 Comments
  1. - EssentialStateEmployeeFromChatham - Monday, Apr 12, 21 @ 12:20 pm:

    Tier 3 sanctions need to be reimposed immediately on Regions 2 (Quad Cities/Peoria/Bloomington) and 8 (DuPage/Kane). Positivity in Region 2 today (Friday’s number) is 7.2% and in 8, it’s 7.3%


  2. - EssentialStateEmployeeFromChatham - Monday, Apr 12, 21 @ 12:30 pm:

    Could 3rd Doses be coming? This time to fight against the Variants?

    https://www.pantagraph.com/news/national/third-dose-of-covid-19-vaccine-being-tested-to-fend-off-variants-plus-todays-virus/article_99913eb4-b713-5517-be27-ec0c77064361.html


  3. - Donnie Elgin - Monday, Apr 12, 21 @ 12:33 pm:

    =Tier 3 sanctions need to be reimposed immediately on Regions 2 (Quad Cities/Peoria/Bloomington) and 8 (DuPage/Kane=

    I believe the move back would only happen if..
    “Test positivity rate ≥ 8% for three consecutive days over a 14-day monitoring period (7-day average)

    https://dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/COVID19/Illinois%20Resurgence%20Mitigation%20Plan%20-20210115.pdf


  4. - Julian Perez - Monday, Apr 12, 21 @ 12:44 pm:

    Shouldn’t we focus on deaths?

    Yesterday, 20. Today 18.

    About the same as last summer.

    And well below the 220 figure of last December


  5. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Apr 12, 21 @ 12:45 pm:

    === Shouldn’t we focus on deaths?===

    (Sigh)

    Deaths are predicated on being infected.

    Keep up please.


  6. - illinifan - Monday, Apr 12, 21 @ 1:09 pm:

    Julian Perez, Deaths also lag infection by about 2 weeks so the deaths today are a reflection of what the rate of infection and hospitalization was 2-3 weeks ago. It would be helpful to know however of those hospitalized, how many had been fully vaccinated and also what Covid variant they had contracted. Also of the deaths, how many were persons who had been fully vaccinated. That could provide valuable information.


  7. - Cool Papa Bell - Monday, Apr 12, 21 @ 1:42 pm:

    IDPH has a number out that 581 people have been fully vaccinated and tested hot.

    Not bad out of 2.5 million people.

    The death number is very important right now - along with the date of infection for the person who died.

    If you died and were infected in December or January it has little to do with rate of infection and death from March forward (when vaccine jabs really picked up). The current people dying and their date of infection is an important data point in public health measures to see if the spread is still as deadly, less deadly or (gulp) more deadly. It’s critical information.


  8. - Random Chicago Person - Monday, Apr 12, 21 @ 2:25 pm:

    “Tier 3 sanctions need to be reimposed immediately on Regions 2 (Quad Cities/Peoria/Bloomington) and 8 (DuPage/Kane). Positivity in Region 2 today (Friday’s number) is 7.2% and in 8, it’s 7.3%”

    The state has a published mitigation plan and no part of the state currently is meeting the criteria to roll back (from how I’ve read it). Chicago is a bit different in that CDPH has repeatedly stated that if the city goes above 400 cases a day or 5% that action would likely be taken and has now gone completely silent on the matter. I’m of the opinion that both the state and the city no longer have the political will to do anything but attempt to combat the virus except through vaccines, but I’ve been wrong in the past so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


  9. - Smalls - Monday, Apr 12, 21 @ 2:47 pm:

    Per McLean County Covid website, 96% of all hospital beds are currently occupied. This is part of Region 2. Regions 2 and 8 have met the criteria to move backwards to Tier 1 for over a week now, and the state just today says that they are evaluating it. Not good.


  10. - Chicagonk - Monday, Apr 12, 21 @ 4:04 pm:

    There is no longer a will for rollbacks. They will have little to no impact on cases at this point.


  11. - hisgirlfriday - Monday, Apr 12, 21 @ 5:03 pm:

    I can’t be surprised at this surge given the scores of Illinois-residing FB friends and acquaintances I know that took out-of-state vacations the last few weeks.

    Things are not good COVID-wise in Bloomington-Normal but I really doubt there is any will to do any broad-based closure of things like restaurants again.

    The ISU and Wesleyan students are not social distancing any longer, nor are the restaurant-loving townies. And enough of both are vaccinated that I don’t even know how you would get either to buy in to staying home even if it was ordered that things should be closed or made to go remote.

    Just got to pray these vaccines make a huge dent in things despite the COVID variants.


  12. - MyTwoCents - Monday, Apr 12, 21 @ 5:32 pm:

    Julian Perez, first of all, COVID has been around long enough for us to know that are there plenty of serious complications outside of death, so preventing infections period should be the goal. Secondly, an increase in hospitalizations has an overall impact on the entire health care system, so that’s another statistic that should be kept as low as possible.


  13. - Enjoy Illinois - Monday, Apr 12, 21 @ 8:47 pm:

    MyTwoCents, thank you for the mature response versus the arrogant and condescending response that always cames from certain others. We could use more of that around here instead of the contant bullying. Well said, and great rebuttal…


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