12 new COVID cases here, 2,556 statewide

State says 30.1% of residents are vaccinated. Hospitalizations increase. Positive test rate in Evanston rises.

Evanston health officials reported 12 new COVID-19 cases in the city today, up from 10 yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged at 116 for two-and-half weeks.

Statewide there were 2,556 new cases, compared to 2,137 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 81,152 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is down from a week ago.

A total of 8.94 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 79% of the total 11.15 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 30.10% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 31.42% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 22 today, up from 10 the day before. The seven day average of deaths is up slightly from a week ago.

The number of COVID-19 tests reported rose today, and the seven-day test count average is down slightly from a week ago.

The IDPH reported tests of 192 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,238 yesterday. The IDPH found 20 positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here is up from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,760 cases. The city’s tally is 4,489.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a man in his 40s, a man in his 50s, two women and one man in their 60s, a woman and three men in their 70s, a woman in her 80s and a man in his 90s.

As of last night, 2,180 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19 an increase from the day before. Of those, 502 patients were in the ICU and 251 of those were on ventilators.

The latest COVID-19 charts for Evanston and Illinois

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