Evanston health officials reported 10 new COVID-19 cases in the city today, for the second day in a row. The city’s coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 116.

Statewide there were 2,942 new cases, compared to 3,630 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 131,285 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is up from a week ago.

A total of 7.18 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 79% of the total 9.00 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 22.40% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Cook County, including Chicago, is in the middle of the pack among counties in Illinois in the share of residents vaccinated.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 16 today up from 13 the day before, and the seven day average of deaths is up from a week ago.

The number of COVID-19 tests reported fell today, but the seven-day test average is up from a week ago.

The IDPH reported tests of 389 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,431 yesterday. The IDPH found 21 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 5.4%. The seven-day positive rate here is down from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,575 cases. The city’s tally is 4,331.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include two men in their 40s, a woman in her 70 and a woman in her 80s.

As of last night, 1,834 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 409 patients were in the ICU and 176 of those were on ventilators.

The latest COVID-19 charts for Evanston and Illinois

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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