Evanston health officials reported 13 new COVID-19 cases in the city today for the second day in a row. The city’s coronavirus death toll remained unchanged today at 114.

Statewide cases rose slightly today. The seven-day average is slightly above where it was a week ago.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 110,570 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is up from the level of a week ago.

A total of 3.79 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 77% of the total 4.92 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 10.75% 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 declined today, but the seven day average is up from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 1,775 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,824 yesterday. The IDPH found four positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 0.23%. Tthe seven-day positive rate is down from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,178 cases. The city’s tally is 4,027.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s.

As of last night, 1,128 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 240 patients were in the ICU and 108 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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