Evanston health officials reported 15 new COVID-19 cases today, up from 10 yesterday. The city’s COVID death toll remained unchanged today at 108.

Statewide there were 2,082 new cases today, compared to 1,747 yesterday, for a new total of 1,150,170.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 58,189 people were vaccinated yesterday, compared to 16,110 the day before.

A total of 1,417,155 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 66% of the total 2,134,225 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 2.45% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Illinois reported 18 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 45 yesterday, for a new total of 19,686. It was the lowest one-day death toll since Nov. 9.

The state reported 55,705 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 47,210 yesterday.

The IDPH reported tests of 194 Evanston residents today, compared to 366 yesterday. The IDPH found 14 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 7.2%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 3,839 cases. The city’s case count is 3,705.

Chicago reported 266 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 238,517 and six more deaths for a total of 4,723.

Suburban Cook County reported 373 new cases today for a total of 223,240 and no new deaths for a total of 4,307.

The IDPH reported that the deaths in Cook County included a man in his 40s, a woman and a man in their 60s, one woman and two men in their 70s and one man in his 80s.

As of last night, 2,117 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 497 patients were in the ICU and 240 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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