Evanston health officials reported 12 new COVID-19 cases in the city today, compared to eight yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll remained unchanged today at 114.

Statewide cases fell today compared to yesterday, and the seven-day average is below where it was a week ago.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that vaccinations increased dramatically yesterday from the day before and the seven day average is up from the level of a week ago.

A total of 3,125,424 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 74% of the total 4,224,005 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 8% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Cook County, including Chicago, is only in the middle of the pack among Illinois counties in the share of residents vaccinated so far.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois fell today, and the seven day average declined from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 2,688 Evanston residents today, compared to 378 yesterday. The IDPH found two positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 0.7%. The seven-day positive rate is down from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,106 cases. The city’s tally is 3,973.

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

As of last night, 1,166 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 264 patients were in the ICU and 121 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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