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

Statewide there were 2,728 new cases, compared to 2,556 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 106,173 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day vaccination average is down from a week ago.

A total of 8.95 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 79% of the total 11.32 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 30.61% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 31.96% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 33 today, up from 22 the day before. The seven day average of deaths is up from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 889 Evanston residents today, compared to 192 yesterday. The IDPH found nine 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 4,769 cases. The city’s tally is 4,501.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a woman in her 30s, a man in his 40s a woman and two men in their 50s, a woman and two men in their 70s, three woman and a man in their 90s and four women in their 90s.

As of last night, 2,154 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19 a decrease from the day before. Of those, 502 patients were in the ICU and 238 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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