State health officials reported 10 new COVID-19 cases in Evanston today, that compares to nine reported by city health officials yesterday.

Updated figures from the City of Evanston were not available as of 4:30 this afternoon. (Update: The city health department later reported six new cases for the day and no new deaths, leaving the death toll at 116, where it’s been for over three weeks.)

Statewide there were 2,410 new cases, compared to 2,211 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 96,415 people were vaccinated yesterday, more than twice the count from the day before. But, the seven day vaccination average is down by 27% from a week ago.

A total of 9.55 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 78% of the total 12.08 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 33.07% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 34.68% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 20 today, up from 19 the day before. The seven day average of deaths is up from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 345 Evanston residents today, compared to 305 yesterday. The IDPH found 10 positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here is down from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,838 cases. The city’s tally, as of yesterday, was 4,545.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include three women in their 50s three men in their 60s, two women and one man in their 70 and one woman and two men in their 80s.

As of last night, 2.060 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, down slightly from the day before. Of those, 496 patients were in the ICU and 249 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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