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36 new COVID cases in Evanston, 9,420 statewide

Positive test rate declines somewhat in Evanston and statewide.

Evanston health officials reported 36 new COVID-19 cases today, up from 27 reported yesterday. The city’s death toll remained unchanged today at 89.

Statewide there were 9,420 new cases today, compared to 11,101 yesterday, for a new total of 832,951.

The state reported 189 deaths today, compared to 195 yesterday, for a new total of 14,050.

The state reported 104,448 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 114,503 yesterday.

Gov. J.B. Pritkzer says people will have to keep wearing masks for months yet, even as vaccine distribution begins.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported tests of 763 Evanston residents today, compared to 653 yesterday. It found 35 positive cases for a daily positive rate of 4.6%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 2,721 cases, while Evanston’s health department counts 2,653 cases.

Chicago reported 1,836 new cases today for a total of 180,995. Its coronavirus death toll increased by 52 today to 3,750.

Suburban Cook County reported 1,514 more cases today for a total of 165,009 and 18 more deaths for a total of 3,220.

Those who died in Cook County today included one man in his 20s, one woman and one man in their 30s, two men in their 40s, two women and six men in their 50s, five women and nine men in their 60s, six women and 11 men in their 70s, seven women and eight men in their 80s, five women and six men in their 90s and one man over 100 years old.

As of last night, 5,141 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,081 patients were in the ICU and 635 of those were on ventilators.

The latest COVID-19 charts for Evanston and Illinois

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