Evanston health officials reported 17 new COVID-19 cases in the city today, up from 16 yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged for over a month at 114.

Statewide there were 3,790 new cases, compared to 2,931 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 139,724 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is down slightly from a week ago.

A total of 6.55 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 77% of the total 8.42 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 19.58% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Cook County, including Chicago, is moving up among counties in Illinois in the share of residents vaccinated so far.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 28 yesterday up from 11 the day before, but the seven day average of deaths is down from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 1,153 Evanston residents today, compared to 247 yesterday. The IDPH found 19 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 1.7%. The seven-day positive rate here is slightly higher than it was a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,509 cases. The city’s tally is 4,284.

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

As of last night, 1,710 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 353 patients were in the ICU and 142 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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