Evanston health officials reported 10 new COVID-19 cases today, down from 12 yesterday. The city’s COVID death toll remained unchanged today at 108.

Statewide there were 1,747 new cases today, compared to 2,060 yesterday, for a new total of 1,148,088. Today’s count of new cases statewide was the lowest recorded since Oct. 6

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 16,110 people were vaccinated yesterday, compared to 48,359 the day before. Sunday has been the slowest day of the week for vaccinations since the program started.

A total of 1,358,966 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 64% of the total 2,134,225 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 2.35% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Illinois reported 35 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 48 yesterday, for a new total of 19,668.

The state reported 47,210 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 81,550 yesterday.

The IDPH reported tests of 366 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,682 yesterday. The IDPH found eight positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 2.2%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 3,825 cases. The city’s case count is 3,690.

Chicago reported 229 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 238,251 and four more deaths for a total of 4,717.

Suburban Cook County reported 335 new cases today for a total of 222,867 and 14 more deaths for a total of 4,307.

The IDPH reported that the deaths in Cook County included a man in his 40s, woman and two men in their 50s, three men in their 60s, one woman and two men in their 70s, one woman and three men in their 80s and four men in their 90s.

As of last night, 2,161 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 469 patients were in the ICU and 251 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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