Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI) Members


Mark Biel, Chief Executive Officer
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Illinois Positivity Rate Reaches its Lowest Point Yet; Update on Vaccinations; ACC Tracker with State Vaccine Updates & COVID-19 Orders; Canada COVID-19 Information; Update on COVID-19 Cases

Illinois Positivity Rate Reaches its Lowest Point Yet:  Illinois’ overall positivity rate amongst its 11 regions is at its lowest point since the pandemic began at 1.5%.  With these historically low positivity rates and increasing vaccinations, the state and Chicago is well on track to a full Phase 5 re-opening scheduled to commence in 9 days on June 11.

Update on Vaccinations: A total of 11,338,305 vaccines have been administered in Illinois. The average number of vaccines administered daily is 41,234. As of yesterday, 29,322 doses were administered in the state.

According to the state’s vaccine administration data, 5,297,585 residents, or 41.58% of the state’s overall population, have been fully vaccinated with DuPage County leading the state with almost 50% of its population fully vaccinated.  66% of Illinois “adults” have received at least one vaccine dose and 49% of adults are fully vaccinated.  More than 67% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and nearly 51% of Illinois adults are now 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.  CICI note: While the ACC Tracker remarks that Governor Pritzker extended the state's COVID-19 Executive Order until June 26, the state is still on track to go into a full Phase 5 re-opening on June 11.

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 1,383,065 positive tests of COVID-19 in Illinois, an average increase of only 668 new positive tests per day since reported here 7 days ago on May 26.  In total, 24,676,057 tests have now been conducted in Illinois for the virus, an average increase of 44,219 per day since May 26. 

The state’s average positivity rate over all 11 regions is at 1.5% 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 22,842 deaths, an average increase of 23 per day since May 26.

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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