Evanston health officials reported 38 new COVID-19 cases among Evanston residents today, compared to 20 reported by the city on Monday.

Statewide there were 11,378 new cases, up from 9,468 on Tuesday, and the state reported 155 more deaths, up from 125 Monday, for a new total of 11,832.

The state reported 114,233 COVID-19 tests today, up from 97,323 on Tuesday.

The seven-day positive test rate statewide was 10.5% today. That’s down from 12.0% a week ago.

The seven-day positive test rate in suburban Cook County is now at 11.4%, down from 12.3% a week ago.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported tests of 1,763 Evanston residents today. It found 43 positive cases for a daily positive rate of 2.4%. The seven-day positive rate here is now 3.0%, compared to 3.2% a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 2,282 cases.

Evanston’s health department today said the city has had a total of 2,235 cases and its death toll remained unchanged at 84.

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

  • Chicago 10.2%, down from 12.3% a week ago.
  • Skokie 10.5%, up from 9.6% a week ago.
  • Wilmette 6.8%, down from 7.1% a week ago.

Chicago reported 2,005 new cases today for a total of 154,315. Its coronavirus death toll increased by 17 today to 3,394.

Suburban Cook County reported 2,183 more cases today for a total of 136,997 and eight more deaths for a total of 2,814.

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

The state now has had 685,467 COVID-19 cases.

As of last night, 6,133 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 1,208 patients were in the ICU and 679 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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