13 new COVID cases here, 3,235 statewide

Wave of new cases recedes here, but remains high statewide. Nearly 18% of Illinois residents reported to be fully vaccinated.

Evanston health officials reported 13 new COVID-19 cases in the city today, down from 24 yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged for over four weeks at 114.

Statewide there were 3,235 new cases, compared to 3,526 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 124,870 people were vaccinated yesterday, an increase from the day before. And the seven day average is up from a week ago.

A total of 6.04 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 77% of the total 7.75 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 17.75% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois declined yesterday and the seven day average of deaths fell from a week ago..

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

The IDPH reported tests of 1,477 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,384 yesterday. The IDPH found 16 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 1.1%. The seven-day positive rate here is higher than it was from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,442 cases. The city’s tally is 4,226.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include two men in thier 30s a man in his 40s two men in their 50s, two men in their 60s, a woman and four men in their 70s, a woman and a man in their 80s and a woman in her 90s.

As of last night, 1,445 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 314 patients were in the ICU and 129 of those were on ventilators.

The latest COVID-19 charts for Evanston and Illinois

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