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20 new COVID cases in Evanston, 7,873 statewide

Seven-day positive rates declined somewhat statewide and in many local communities.

Evanston health officials reported 20 new COVID-19 cases among city residents today, compared to 16 yesterday. The city’s death toll increased by one today to 86.

Statewide there were 7,873 new cases, compared to 7,574 yesterday, for a new total of 712,936. The state reported 108 deaths, compared to 66 yesterday, for a new total of 12,137.

The state reported 79,055 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 77,130 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported tests of 510 Evanston residents today, compared to 539 yesterday. It found 22 positive cases for a daily positive rate of 4.3%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 2,354 cases, while Evanston’s health department counts 2,294 cases.

Chicago reported 1,200 new cases today for a total of 159,604. Its coronavirus death toll increased by 30 today to 3,443.

Suburban Cook County reported 1,512 more cases today for a total of 141,978 and 45 more deaths for a total of 2,895.

Those who died in Cook County today included a woman in her 30s, three women and four men in their 40s, three men in their 50s, six women and nine men in their 60s, 10 women and 10 men in their 70s, 12 women and 11 men in their 80s and five women and three men in their 90s.

As of last night, 5,775 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,211 patients were in the ICU and 686 of those were on ventilators.

The latest COVID-19 charts for Evanston and Illinois

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