Evanston health officials reported 22 new COVID-19 cases today, down from 36 reported yesterday. The city’s death toll remained unchanged today at 89.

Statewide there were 8,737 new cases today, compared to 9,420 yesterday, for a new total of 841,719.

The state reported 126 deaths today, compared to 189 yesterday, for a new total of 14,176.

The state reported 126,888 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 104,448 yesterday.

Three months ago the share of Evanstonians who’d suffered coronavirus infections was 69% as great as the statewide average. As of today spread has increased, so that Evanston’s infection rate is only 54% of the statewide average.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported tests of 1,205 Evanston residents today, compared to 763 yesterday. It found 27 positive cases for a daily positive rate of 2.2%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 2,748 cases, while Evanston’s health department counts 2,675 cases.

Chicago reported 1,724 new cases today for a total of 182,719. Its coronavirus death toll increased by two today to 3,752.

Suburban Cook County reported 1,733 more cases today for a total of 166,742 and 29 more deaths for a total of 3,249.

Those who died in Cook County today included one man in his 20s, one man in his 30s, one woman in her 40s, four women and two men in their 60s, two women and five men in their 70s, three women and two men in their 80s and five women and five men in their 90s.

As of last night, 5,048 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,072 patients were in the ICU and 627 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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