Evanston health officials reported 10 new COVID-19 cases in the city today, up from seven yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged at 116 for a week.

Statewide there were 3,194 new cases, compared to 3,866 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 160,014 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is up from a week ago.

A total of 7.84 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 79% of the total 9.93 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 25.66% 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 23 today up from 21 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 1,193 Evanston residents today, compared to 802 yesterday. The IDPH found 12 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 1.0%. The seven-day positive rate here is up from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,638 cases. The city’s tally is 4,387.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a woman in her 50s, a woman and two men in their 60s, two women and three men in their 70s, a woman and a man in their 80s and a woman in her 90s.

As of last night, 2,160 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 496 patients were in the ICU and 217 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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