Evanston health officials reported 37 new COVID-19 cases among Evanston residents today, the same number as on Sunday.

Statewide there were 11,632 new cases, and the state reported 37 more deaths today for a total of 10,779.

The state reported 110,612 tests today, a dramatic increase from the 64,831 reported on Sunday.

The seven-day positive test rate statewide was 12.5% today. That’s down slightly from 12.6% a week ago.

The seven-day positive test rate in suburban Cook County is now at 13.7%, up from 13.1% a week ago.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker today said he sees “some glimmer” of hope in slight declines today in some seven-day positive rates, but notes that there’s been a pattern of increasing rates on Tuesdays.

The IDPH reported tests of 564 Evanston residents today. It found 31 positive cases for a daily positive rate of 5.5%. The seven-day positive rate here is now 3.2%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 1,972 cases.

Evanston’s health department says the city now has had a total of 1,945 COVID-19 cases. The death toll from the pandemic in Evanston remained unchanged today at 81.

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

  • Chicago 12.8%, up from 13.2% a week ago.
  • Skokie 10.8%, down slightly from 10.9% a week ago.
  • Wilmette 8.2%, down from 8.5% a week ago.

Chicago reported 2,442 new cases today for a total of 136,316. Its coronavirus death toll increased by three today to 3,316.

Suburban Cook County reported 2,065 more cases today for a total of 119,292 and 16 more deaths for a total of 2,620.

Those who died in Cook County today included one woman and one man in their 50s, one woman and three men in their 60s, two woman and three men in their 70s, one woman and two men in their 80s and three women and two men in their 90s.

The state now has had 585,248 COVID-19 cases.

As of last night, 5,581 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,144 patients were in the ICU and 514 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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