Evanston health officials reported 25 new COVID-19 cases today, up from nine yesterday. The city’s COVID death toll remained unchanged today at 105.

Statewide there were 3,751 new cases today, compared to 3,667 yesterday, for a new total of 1,112,181.

Vaccine supplies continue to be inadequate to meet the demand for shots but the pace of vaccinations picked up today.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 53,628 people were vaccinated yesterday, about twice the number of the day before. A total of 773,622 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 43% of the total 1,790,350 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 1.26% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

The state reported 81 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 85 yesterday, for a new total of 18,964.

The state reported 80,124 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 69,285 yesterday.

The IDPH reported tests of 410 Evanston residents today, compared to 259 yesterday. The IDPH found 26 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 6.3%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 3,680 cases. The city’s case count stands at 3,577.

Chicago reported 629 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 236,471 and 14 more deaths, for a total of 4,580.

Suburban Cook County reported 622 new cases today for a total of 216,471 and eight more deaths for a total of 4,176.

The IDPH reported that the deaths in Cook County included one man in his 30s, 1 woman and one man in their 40s, a man in his 50s, a woman and three men in their 60s, two women and four men in their 70s, a woman and three men in their 80s and three women and one man in their 90s.

As of last night, 2,931 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 591 patients were in the ICU and 300 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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