Evanston health officials reported 11 new COVID-19 cases among city residents today, down from 25 on Tuesday.

Statewide there were 8,922 new cases, and the state reported 139 more deaths today for a total of 11,014.

The state reported 100,569 tests today, compared to 94,205 on Tuesday.

The seven-day positive test rate statewide was 12.0% today. That’s down from 13.6% a week ago.

The seven-day positive test rate in suburban Cook County is now at 12.3%, down from 14.0% a week ago.

The IDPH reported tests of 468 Evanston residents today. It found 12 positive cases for a daily positive rate of 2.6%. The seven-day positive rate here is now 3.2%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 2,017 cases.

Evanston’s health department says the city now has had a total of 1,981 COVID-19 cases. The death toll from the pandemic in Evanston grew by two today to 83.

Here are the latest seven-day positive rates for some neighboring communities:

  • Chicago 12.3%, down from 13.4% a week ago.
  • Skokie 9.6%, down from 10.6% a week ago.
  • Wilmette 7.1%, down from 8.9% a week ago.

Chicago reported 1,445 new cases today for a total of 139,828. Its coronavirus death toll increased by 44 today to 3,272.

Suburban Cook County reported 980 more cases today for a total of 122,601 and 36 more deaths for a total of 2,663.

Those who died in Cook County today included two men in their 30s, a woman and two men in their 40s, two women and four men in their 50s, seven women and 13 men in their 60s, 10 women and nine men in their 70s, six women and 13 men in their 80s, six women and four men in their 90s and one man over 100 years old.

The state now has had 606,771 COVID-19 cases.

As of last night, 5,953 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,146 patients were in the ICU and 547 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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