Evanston health officials reported 25 new COVID-19 cases today, down from the record 67 cases reported yesterday. The city’s death toll remained unchanged today at 91.

Statewide there were 7,377 new cases today, compared to 8,828 yesterday, for a new total of 886,805.

The state reported 180 deaths today, the same number as yesterday, for a new total of 15,015.

The state reported 112,292 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 92,015 yesterday.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker, at his news conference this afternoon, said 17,000 health care workers have now received the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine and he voiced hope that the Moderna vaccine will ve available to hospitals by next week.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported tests of 1,054 Evanston residents today, compared to 825 yesterday. It found 38 positive cases for a daily positive rate of 3.6%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 2,922 cases, while Evanston’s health department counts 2,871 cases.

Chicago reported 1.385 new cases today for a total of 191,503. Its coronavirus death toll increased by 43 today to 3,901.

Suburban Cook County reported 1,374 more cases today for a total of 174,517 and 33 more deaths for a total of 3,410.

Those who died in Cook County today included two men in their 40s, two women and four men in their 50s, six women and eight men in their 60s, seven women and 14 men in their 70s, 11 women and nine men in their 80s and eight woman and five men in their 90s.

As of last night, 4,690 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,023 patients were in the ICU and 589 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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