Evanston health officials reported 10 new COVID-19 cases in the city today, down from 18 yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged at 116 for over two weeks.

Statewide there were 2,137 new cases, compared to 2,035 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 50,512 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is down from a week ago.

A total of 8.86 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 80% of the total 10.91 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 29.75% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 30.96% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 10 today, down from 24 the day before. The seven day average of deaths is down slightly from a week ago.

The number of COVID-19 tests reported fell today, and the seven-day test count average is down slightly from a week ago.

The IDPH reported tests of 1,238 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,002 yesterday. The IDPH found nine positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here is up slightly from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,740 cases. The city’s tally is 4,477.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a woman in her 30s, two men in their 70s, a man in his 80s and a man and a woman in their 90s.

As of last night, 2,082 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19 an increase from the day before. Of those, 506 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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