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 three weeks.

Statewide there were 3,207 new cases, compared to 3,394 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 103,717 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day vaccination average is down by 22% from a week ago.

A total of 9.16 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 78% of the total 11.69 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 31.64% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 33.14% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 33 today, down from 36 the day before. The seven day average of deaths is up from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 2,218 Evanston residents today, compared to 582 yesterday. The IDPH found 12 positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here nearly unchanged from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,795 cases. The city’s tally is 4,519.

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

As of last night, 2,024 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19 a decrease from the day before. Of those, 475 patients were in the ICU and 235 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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