Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI) Members


Mark Biel, Chief Executive Officer
[email protected] or 217/522-5805 


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update– Illinois Positivity Rate Lowest Since Pandemic Began; Update on Vaccinations; ACC Tracker with State Vaccine Updates & COVID-19 Orders; Canada COVID-19 Information; Update on COVID-19 Cases

Illinois Positivity Rate Lowest Since Pandemic Began: For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began over a year ago, Illinois’ overall positivity rate amongst its 11 regions is at its lowest point at 2%.  Lake County is reporting the lowest seven-day case positivity rate at 1.3%, with McHenry County’s the highest at 3.2%.  The rate is 2.2% in Will County, 2.6% in DuPage County, 2.8% in suburban Cook County and 2.9% in Kane County.

With these historically low positivity rates and increasing vaccinations, the state and Chicago is well on track in its Bridge to Phase 5 plan which began May 14, with a full Phase 5 re-opening scheduled for June 11.

Update on Vaccinations: A total of 11,049,665 vaccines have been administered in Illinois. The average number of vaccines administered daily is 71,215. As of yesterday, 59,494 doses were administered in the state.

According to the state’s vaccine administration data, 5,143,545 residents, or 40% of the state’s overall population, have been fully vaccinated with DuPage County leading the state with over 47% of its population fully vaccinated.  66% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and 49% of adults are fully vaccinated.

Additionally, the state has updated its COVID-19 website containing current locations and other pertinent information on one webpage.

ACC 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. 

Canada COVID-19 Information: For those members who would like to receive information about vaccination protocols and COVID-19 restrictions in Canada, please reach out to Mark Biel at [email protected] to be added to the distribution list. Our friends at the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada have been kind enough to share their COVID-19 information with us.  In addition, here is Canada's COVID-19 immunization plan.  

Update on COVID-19 Cases: IDPH is reporting 1,378,388 positive tests of COVID-19 in Illinois, an average increase of 1,149 new positive tests per day since reported here 7 days ago on May 19.  In total, 24,366,520 tests have now been conducted in Illinois for the virus, an average increase of 56,342 per day since May 19. 

The state’s average positivity rate over all 11 regions is at 2% for the last 7 days, which, again, is the lowest positivity rate the state has witness since the pandemic began.  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 22,676 deaths, an average increase of 26 per day since May 19.

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, vaccinations, and interactive maps.


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