Evanston health officials reported 15 new COVID-19 cases in the city today, up from three yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged at 116 for over two weeks.

Statewide there were 2,907 new cases, compared to 3,369 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 125m524 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is down from a week ago.

A total of 8.74 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 79% of the total 10.89 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 29.21% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated, and 30.33% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 25 today, up from 22 the day before. The seven day average of deaths is down slightly from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 1,631 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,639 yesterday. The IDPH found 15 positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here is down slightly from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,716 cases. The city’s tally is 4,449.

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

As of last night, 2,048 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19 a decrease from the day before. Of those, 462 patients were in the ICU and 234 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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