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

Statewide cases rose today. But the seven-day average is below where it was a week ago.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 104,777 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is up from the level of a week ago.

A total of 3,567,926 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 75% of the total 4,738,045 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 9.79% 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 rose today, but the seven day average is down 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 387 Evanston residents today, compared to 175 yesterday. The IDPH found 21 positive cases here for an unusually high daily positive rate of 5.4%. But the seven-day positive rate is down dramatically from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,164 cases. The city’s tally is 4,001.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include two men in their 50s, a woman in her 60s, a woman and a man in their 70s, two men in their 80s and a woman in her 90s.

As of last night, 1,157 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 242 patients were in the ICU and 111 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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