Evanston health officials reported 12 new COVID-19 cases among city residents today, and the state reported 10,009 new cases.

Both numbers were down from records set yesterday.

The state reported 90,757 tests today, down from 98,418 on Saturday.

But the city’s death toll from the pandemic rose to 78 today, with three more deaths in the past four days.

The seven-day positive test rate statewide was 11.9% today. That’s up from 9.1% a week ago.

The seven-day positive test rate in suburban Cook County is now at 12.4%, up from 8.9% a week ago.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported tests of 1,240 Evanston residents today. It found 14 positive cases for a daily positive rate of 1.1% The seven-day positive rater here is now 2%

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 1,690 cases.

The city says Evanston has had 1,654 cases.

Here are the latest seven-day positive rates for some neighboring communities:

  • Chicago 12.1%, up from 8.9% a week ago.
  • Skokie 9.6%, up from 4.9% a week ago.
  • Wilmette 7.4%, up from 6.4% a week ago.

Chicago reported 1,890 new cases today for a total of 117,525. Its coronavirus death toll increased by seven today to 3,137.

Suburban Cook County reported 1,848 more cases today for a total of 101,137 and 20 more deaths for a total of 2,502.

Those who died in Cook County today included a man in his 30s, a woman in her 50s, two women and three men in their 60s, a man in his 70s, three women and eight men in their 80s, four women and three men in their 90s and a woman over 100 years old.

The state now has had 487,987 COVID-19 cases, and it reported 42 more deaths today for a total of 10,196.

As of last night, 4,303 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 833 patients were in the ICU and 368 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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