Evanston health officials reported 27 new COVID-19 cases among city residents today, down from 28 on Saturday. The city’s pandemic death toll remained unchanged at 84.

Statewide there were 10,012 new cases, and the state reported 76 more deaths for a total of 11,506.

The state reported 92,437 tests today, down from the record 120,284 on Saturday.

The seven-day positive test rate statewide was 10.8% today. That’s down from 13.2% a week ago.

The seven-day positive test rate in suburban Cook County is now at 12.0%, down from 14.1% a week ago.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported tests of 1,190 Evanston residents today. It found 28 positive cases for a daily positive rate of 2.4%. The seven-day positive rate here is now 3.3%, compared to 3.1% a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 2,174 cases.

Evanston’s health department says the city now has had a total of 2,124 COVID-19 cases.

Here are the latest seven-day positive rates for some neighboring communities:

  • Chicago 11.4%, down from 13.0% a week ago.
  • Skokie 9.6%, down from 12.0% a week ago.
  • Wilmette 6.4%, down from 8.5% a week ago.

Chicago reported 1,936 new cases today for a total of 149,084. Its coronavirus death toll increased by 19 today to 3,335.

Suburban Cook County reported 1,934 more cases today for a total of 131,812 and 21 more deaths for a total of 2,771.

Those who died in Cook County today included a two men in their 50s, five women and six men in their 60s, three women and seven men in their 70s, six women and six men in their 80s, one woman and one man in their 90s and one woman over 100 years old.

The state now has had 656,298 COVID-19 cases.

As of last night, 6,072 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,179 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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