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86% Of Chicago City Employees Have Reported COVID-19 Vaccination Status

The Police Department remains the least compliant city agency: Of its 12,758 workers, 3,435 have yet to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

A mass vaccination site for union workers in Chicago.
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CHICAGO — More than 86 percent of city employees have reported their vaccination status.

The city released its latest data for the vaccination mandate Monday, showing 86.63 percent of city employees have reported their vaccination status. Of those who have reported, 82.2 percent said they were fully vaccinated.

Police Department employees continue to lag behind the rest of the city: Just 73.08 percent of them have reported their status, according to city data. That means 3,435 workers out of 12,758 in that department have yet to comply with the city’s rule.

Of the Police Department employees who have reported their status, about 80 percent said they were fully vaccinated.

The Fire Department is the second-least compliant agency, with 88.61 percent of its employees reporting their status. Of the 4,829 employees in that department, 550 have yet to comply.

The data comes the same day a Cook County judge temporarily halted a portion of the city’s vaccine mandate for police officers.

Officers must still follow some parts of the mandate: They must report their status and get tested if they are not fully vaccinated, or the city can discipline them. But the Dec. 31 deadline for actually getting the shots is on hold pending negotiations between the Fraternal Order of Police and the city.

The mandate has faced controversy from some corners — particularly the Police Department. The Fraternal Order of Police has encouraged officers to deny the mandate. The city and union have filed dueling lawsuits against each other.

Vaccinations:

• In Illinois, about 7.2 million people — or 57.23 percent of the state’s 12.7 million people — are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to state data.

• Across the state, 60,523 vaccine doses are being administered per day, based on a seven-day rolling average.

• Illinois and Chicago have administered at least 15,725,525 vaccine doses of the 18,880,165 provided to them.

• City data shows more than 1.6 million Chicagoans — or 59.8 percent of all residents — are fully vaccinated, and 64.8 percent of all Chicagoans have gotten at least one shot.

The numbers:

• Sixty-three Illinoisans were reported dead from COVID-19 since Friday.

• At least 25,834 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 2,861 deaths are probably related to the virus, according to the state.

• The state reported 6,125 cases since Friday. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in Illinois up to 1,701,649.

• Since Friday, 311,651 tests were reported statewide. In all, 35,600,267 tests have been reported in Illinois.

• Illinois’ seven-day case positivity rate was at 2 percent. The figure represents the percentage of people testing positive among recent tests. It was at 1.8 Friday.

• Illinois’ seven-day test positivity rate, which measures the percentage of tests that were positive, was at 2.3 percent. It was at 2.2 percent Friday.

• As of Sunday night, 298 people with COVID-19 were in the ICU and 143 people with COVID-19 were using ventilators in Illinois.

• In Chicago, seven deaths were reported since Friday. There have been at least 5,902 deaths from COVID-19 in Chicago. The city is seeing an average of three deaths per day, down 16 percent from a week ago.

• Chicago has had 1,039 confirmed cases reported since Friday. It’s had a total of 328,249 confirmed cases. An average of 294 confirmed cases are being reported per day, down 2 percent from the week prior.

• Testing in Chicago is down 1 percent since a week ago.

• Chicago’s positivity rate was at 1.6 percent, down from 1.7 percent the week prior.

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