Evanston health officials reported 11 new COVID-19 cases in the city today, up from seven yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged at 116 for nearly two weeks.

Statewide there were 2,765 new cases, compared to 2,587 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 140,712 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is down from a week ago.

A total of 8.34 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 80% of the total 10.36 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 27.46% 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 28 today up from nine the day before, and the seven day average of deaths is up slightly from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 776 Evanston residents today, compared to 300 yesterday. The IDPH found four 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 4,669 cases. The city’s tally is 4,417.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a man in his 40s two women in their 50s a man in his 60s, a woman and a man in their 70s and two women in their 80s.

As of last night, 2,191 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19 a decrease from the day before. Of those, 521 patients were in the ICU and 237 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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