Evanston health officials reported 13 new COVID-19 cases in the city today, up from 12 yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll remained unchanged today at 114.

Statewide cases rose slightly today. But the seven-day average is below where it was a week ago.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 112,776 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is up from the level of a week ago.

A total of 3.68 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 75% of the total 4.90 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 10.25% 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 rose today, but the seven day average is down from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 1,824 Evanston residents today, compared to 387 yesterday. The IDPH found 10 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 0.81%. But the seven-day positive rate is down dramatically from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,174 cases. The city’s tally is 4,014.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include one woman in her 20s, 1 man in his 30s, two women in their 40s, one woman and two men in their 50s, 1 woman and three men in their 60s, four women and five men in their 70s, five women and two men in their 80s, one woman and one man in their 90s and one woman over 100 years old.

As of last night, 1,118 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 231 patients were in the ICU and 102 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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