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14 new COVID cases here, state death toll tops 20K

The number of Illinois residents who've died from COVID-19 surpassed the 20,000 mark today. New cases statewide fell to a level not seen since September.

Evanston health officials reported 14 new COVID-19 cases today, up from 10 yesterday. The city’s COVID-19 death toll remained unchanged at 110.

Statewide there were 1,420 new cases today, compared to 1,631 yesterday, for a new total of 1,163,574.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 39,863 people were vaccinated yesterday, compared to 59,158 the day before, and the seven-day average rose to 66,320.

A total of 1,823,208 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 74% of the total 2,472,925 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 3.32% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Illinois reported 41 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 35 yesterday, for a new total of 20,002.

The state reported 52,389 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 64,929 yesterday.

The IDPH reported tests of 2,157 Evanston residents today, compared to 451 yesterday. The IDPH found 11 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 0.5%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 3,915 cases. The city’s case count is 3,782.

Chicago reported 244 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 240,933 and five more death for a total of 4,782.

Suburban Cook County reported 264 new cases today for a total of 225,489 and 19 more deaths for a total of 4,377.

The IDPH reported that the deaths in Cook County a man in his 20s, a man in his 40s, a woman and two men in their 50s, three women and two men in their 60s, four women and two men in their 70s, two women and four men in their 80s and two men in their 90s.

As of last night, 1,789 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 389 patients were in the ICU and 184 of those were on ventilators.

The latest COVID-19 charts for Evanston and Illinois

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