Evanston health officials reported 12 new COVID-19 cases today, up from eight yesterday. The city’s COVID death toll remained unchanged today at 108.

Statewide there were 2,060 new cases today, compared to 3,062 yesterday, for a new total of 1,146,341.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 48,359 people were vaccinated yesterday, compared to 63,080 the day before.

A total of 1,342,856 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 63% of the total 2,132,025 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 2.32% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Seven-day positive rates are on the rise in some neighboring communities compared a week ago. but still show declines in Evanston and Chicago, suburban Cook County, and across the state as a whole.

Illinois reported 48 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 59 yesterday, for a new total of 19,633.

The state reported 81,550 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 90,295 yesterday.

The IDPH reported tests of 1,682 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,572 yesterday. The IDPH found 10 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 0.6%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 3,817 cases. The city’s case count is 3,680.

Chicago reported 416 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 238,022 and eight more deaths for a total of 4,713.

Suburban Cook County reported 398 new cases today for a total of 222,532 and two more deaths for a total of 4,293.

The IDPH reported that the deaths in Cook County included a woman in her 50s, a woman and two men in their 60s, two women in their 70s and one woman and three men in their 80s.

As of last night, 2,188 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 507 patients were in the ICU and 245 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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