Evanston health officials reported three new COVID-19 cases in the city today, down from six yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll remained unchanged today at 114.

Statewide there were 1,997 new cases, more than double the 782 reported yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 78,287 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is up from the level of a week ago.

A total of 4.18 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 77% of the total 5.4 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 12.27% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Cook County, including Chicago, is only in the middle of the pack in the state in the percentage of residents vaccinated so far.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois increased today, but the seven day average is down slightly from a week ago.

The number of COVID-19 tests reported rose today, but the seven-day test average is down slightly from a week ago.

The IDPH reported tests of 184 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,010 yesterday. The IDPH found 10 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 5.4%. The seven-day positive rate is up slightly from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,219 cases. The city’s tally is 4,043.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a woman in her 40s, a woman and two men in their 60s, a woman and three men in their 70s, a man in his 80s and a man in his 90s.

As of last night, 1,152 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 250 patients were in the ICU and 124 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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