Evanston health officials reported 10 new COVID-19 cases in the city today, down from 13 yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged for a month at 114.

Statewide there were 2,839 new cases, compared to 3,235 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 145.315 people were vaccinated yesterday, an increase from the day before. And the seven day average is up from a week ago.

A total of 6.19 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 78% of the total 7.78 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 18.23% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois declined yesterday and the seven day average of deaths fell from a week ago..

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

The IDPH reported tests of 283 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,477 yesterday. The IDPH found 18 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 6.4%. The seven-day positive rate here is higher than it was a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,460 cases. The city’s tally is 4,236.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a woman in her 40s, a woman and two men in their 60s, a woman in her 70s and a man in his 90s.

As of last night, 1,426 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 325 patients were in the ICU and 132 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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