Evanston health officials reported 28 new COVID-19 cases today, down from 40 yesterday. The city’s COVID-19 death toll remained unchanged today at 111.

A city spokesman says today’s high case count can be attributed to a combination of lab reporting delays, community spread, as well as new cases in congregate settings. Most of Thursday’s surge of cases was blamed on lab reporting delays.

Statewide there were 2,441 new cases today, compared to 1,884 yesterday, for a new total of 1,183,667.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 102,670 people were vaccinated yesterday, compared to 130,021 the day before. The seven-day average of daily vaccinations increased to 68,988.

A total of 2,543,619 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 80% of the total 3,171,245 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 5.69% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Illinois reported 54 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 32 yesterday, for a new total of 20,460.

The state reported 92,256 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 91,292 yesterday.

The IDPH reported tests of 572 Evanston residents today, compared to 521 yesterday. The IDPH found 34 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 5.9%.

??The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,045 cases. The city’s case count is 3,888.

Chicago reported 587 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 244,070 and 11 more deaths for a total of 4,871.

Suburban Cook County reported 401 new cases today for a total of 229,124 and 10 more death for a total of 4,468.

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

As of last night, 1,393 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 336 patients were in the ICU and 174 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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