Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI) Members


Mark Biel, Chief Executive Officer
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – Governor Pritzker Announces Phase 1b Vaccinations to Begin Jan. 25 at the Earliest; ACC Tracker with State Vaccine Updates & COVID-19 Orders; Update on COVID-19 Cases   

Governor Pritzker Announces Phase 1b Vaccinations to Begin Jan. 25 at the Earliest: Governor Pritzker announced today thatPhase 1A vaccinations are on track to be substantially completed next week, with the entire state moving to Phase 1b Vaccinations on Monday, January 25.  As of last night, 726,475 doses of vaccine have been delivered to providers in Illinois, including Chicago. In addition, approximately 268,525 doses have been allocated to the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership Program for long-term care facilities. This brings the total Illinois doses to 995,000.  The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is currently reporting a total of 447,348 vaccines that have been administered, including 56,624 for long-term care facilities. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines that have been administered is 27,125 doses per day.

IDPH has also permitted local health departments who have already substantially completed their 1A populations to move forward with 1b vaccinations. While vaccine shipments from the federal government remains limited, the state is aggressively building out its capacity, with hundreds of additional pharmacy sites coming online and the Illinois National Guard deploying to support local health department vaccination sites. 

The governor also announced that, in addition to local health department clinics, the state is making vaccines available at retail pharmacy chains, Illinois National Guard mobile sites, state-run mass vaccination clinics, hospitals and urgent care locations, doctors’ offices, and large employers.

CICI will report back next week with any additional information as the state prepares for this next round of vaccinations.

Tracker with State Vaccine Updates & COVID-19 Orders:  The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has again updated its comprehensive COVID-19 Tracker (attached to this Update) with separate charts illustrating state vaccine plans, including documents detailing updated state specific orders and mitigation measures as well as executive orders and legislation relating to business liability. 

Update on COVID-19 Cases: IDPH is reporting 1,059,324 positive tests of COVID-19 in Illinois, an average increase of 7,504 new positive tests per day since reported here 8 days ago on January 7.  In total, 14,564,776 tests have now been conducted in Illinois for the virus, an average increase of 108,293 tests per day since January 7. 

The state’s average positivity rate over all 11 regions is at 6.9% for the last 8 days. You can see where the various regions are at in terms of their positivity rates, hospitalizations, and other metrics at this link

Unfortunately, IDPH is reporting a total of 18,049 deaths, an average increase of 119 per day since January 7.

You can also check where these cases are occurring at the State of Illinois COVID-19 website which also contains more information on this outbreak.

Also, IDPH has a case breakdown of the number of positive cases in Chicago and each county relative to the number of fatalities.  The IDPH website also now includes a breakdown of the cases under each zip code in the state.

For information on other states and countries, John Hopkins University has developed this website that provides invaluable resources at a one-stop location detailing testing and tracing trends, timelines of COVID-19 policies, and interactive maps.

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