Evanston health officials reported 14 new COVID-19 cases in the city today, up from 11 yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged at 116 for nearly two weeks.

Statewide there were 3,170 new cases, compared to 2,765 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 131,411 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is down from a week ago.

A total of 8.47 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 79% of the total 10.58 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 28.04% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Cook County, including Chicago, is in the middle of the pack among counties in Illinois in the share of residents vaccinated.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 33 today up from 28 the day before, but the seven day average of deaths is down slightly from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 450 Evanston residents today, compared to 876 yesterday. The IDPH found 14 positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here is up slightly from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,683 cases. The city’s tally is 4,431.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a man in his 30s, a woman an a man in their 50s, a woman and a man in their 60s, a woman and three men in their 70s and two women and two men in their 80s.

As of last night, 2,147 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19 a decrease from the day before. Of those, 511 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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