COVID-19 vaccination rates in New Trier Township are well above state and national levels as local communities — and the state of Illinois — just recorded the lowest number of new cases (244) since the onset of the pandemic in March of 2020.
According to state data, 42.48 percent of all Illinois residents — and 48.6 percent of eligible residents (ages 12 and above) — are fully vaccinated. Nearly 60 percent of eligible Illinoisans have received at least one dose.
Locally in New Trier Township, also using state data, numbers are significantly higher — with the highest rates coming from Northfield and the lowest from Kenilworth:
|# one dose||% one dose||# fully vaxxed||% fully vaxxed|
|Sub. Cook County||X||X||1.13M||45.67|
The eligible-only rates, which include residents age 12 or older, are even higher. For example, 86 percent of eligible Wilmette residents have at least one dose, while just over 68 percent are fully vaccinated, according to information from the village.
As of publication time, the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine cleared for use in 12- to 15-year-olds in the United States.
In Cook County, 2.41 million vaccine doses have been administered, per county data. More than 45 percent of the county’s population, which equates to 1.13 million people, are fully vaccinated.
The state’s data shows that 83.9 percent of Cook County residents ages 65 and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Throughout Illinois, 11.53 million doses have been administered. State data shows that 5.41 million people are fully vaccinated. That number equals 42.5 percent of the state’s population.
New Trier Township’s seven-day rolling case positivity rate is 2.1 percent, according to New Trier High School’s COVID-19 dashboard. That same metric was 2.8 percent on May 24.
As of June 5, 792 people in the state were hospitalized with COVID-19, state data shows — almost a 60 percent drop from a month ago, when 1,930 were in hospitals on May 10 because of the virus.
Thirty-seven deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Sunday, June 6, according to the state. On the same day, 342 cases of the virus were reported — the lowest number recorded since March 25, 2020.
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Martin Carlino is a co-founder and the senior editor who assigns and edits The Record stories, while also bylining articles every week. Martin is an experienced and award-winning education reporter who was the editor of The Northbrook Tower.