Evanston health officials reported 23 new COVID-19 cases today, down from 25 reported yesterday. The city’s death toll increased by one today to 91.
Statewide there were 7,123 new cases today, compared to 7,359 yesterday, for a new total of 870,600.
The state reported 146 deaths today, compared to 115 yesterday, for a new total of 14,655.
The state reported 93,278 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 92,922 yesterday.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker, at his news conference this afternoon, said federal officials have announced that planned shipments to the states of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine have been cut nearly in half over the next two weeks from previous projections — from 8 million doses to 4.3 million in each of those weeks.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported tests of 664 Evanston residents today, compared to 362 yesterday. It found 14 positive cases for a daily positive rate of 2.1%.
The state now says Evanston has had a total of 2,835 cases, while Evanston’s health department counts 2,779 cases.
Chicago reported 1,209 new cases today for a total of 188,289. Its coronavirus death toll increased by 24 today to 3,832.
Suburban Cook County reported 894 more cases today for a total of 171,828 and 14 more deaths for a total of 3,336.
Those who died in Cook County today included one woman and one man in their 40s, three men in their 50s, three women and three men in their 60s, nine women and three men in their 70s, eight women and three men in their 80s, one woman and two men in their 90s and own woman over 100 years old.
As of last night, 4,793 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,045 patients were in the ICU and 590 of those were on ventilators.