Evanston health officials reported 27 new COVID-19 cases today, down from 10 reported yesterday. The city’s death toll increased by one today to 89.

Statewide there were 11,101 new cases today, compared to 8,256 yesterday, for a new total of 823,531.

The state reported 195 deaths today, compared to 179 yesterday, for a new total of 13,861.

The state reported 114,503 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 92,737 yesterday.

Gov. J.B. Pritkzer held another of his daily coronavirus news conferences this afternoon.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported tests of 653 Evanston residents today, compared to 751 yesterday. It found 24 positive cases for a daily positive rate of 3.7%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 2,686 cases, while Evanston’s health department counts 2,217 cases.

Chicago reported 2,098 new cases today for a total of 179,159. Its coronavirus death toll increased by 36 today to 3,698.

Suburban Cook County reported 2,463 more cases today for a total of 163,495 and 23 more deaths for a total of 3,202.

Those who died in Cook County today included one man in his 30s, two women and one man in their 40s, one woman and six men in their 50s, two women and five men in their 60s, eight women and 13 men in their 70s, five women and eight men in their 80s, two women and four men in their 90s and one woman over 100 years old.

As of last night, 5,138 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,081 patients were in the ICU and 606 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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