Evanston health officials reported 11 new COVID-19 cases today, down from 12 yesterday. The city’s COVID death toll remained unchanged at 106.

Statewide there were 3,497 new cases today, compared to 3,345 yesterday, for a new total of 1,126,301.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 36,851 people were vaccinated yesterday, compared to 57,292 the day before. A total of 981,987 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 54% of the total 1,829,575 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 1.69% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

The state reported 40 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 65 yesterday, for a new total of 19,243.

The state reported 86,871 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 107,802 yesterday.

The IDPH reported tests of 1,927 Evanston residents today, compared to 2,161 yesterday. The IDPH found 14 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 0.7%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 3,737 cases. The city’s case count is 3,617.

Chicago reported 599 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 234,634 and 13 more deaths, for a total of 4,634.

Suburban Cook County reported 419 new cases today for a total of 219,000 and eight more deaths for a total of 4,231.

The IDPH reported that the deaths in Cook County included a woman in her 30s, two men in their 40s, a woman in her 50s, a man in his 60s, three women and six men in their 70s, four women and one man in their 80s and one man in his 90s.

As of last night, 2,467 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 538 patients were in the ICU and 289 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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