Evanston health officials reported eight new COVID-19 cases today, down from 12 yesterday. The city’s COVID death toll remained unchanged today at 108.

Statewide there were 3,062 new cases today, compared to 3,660 yesterday, for a new total of 1,144,281.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 63,080 people were vaccinated yesterday, compared to 74,965 the day before.

A total of 1,294,497 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 61% of the total 2,132,025 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 2.24% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

One-day positive test rates rose slightly in the state, county and city today, but the rolling seven-day rate comparison continued to show declines.

Illinois reported 59 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 82 yesterday, for a new total of 19,585.

The state reported 90,295 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 105,085 yesterday.

The IDPH reported tests of 1,572 Evanston residents today, compared to 2,221 yesterday. The IDPH found 21 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 1.3%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 3,807 cases. The city’s case count is 3,668.

Chicago reported 570 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 237,606 and 13 more deaths for a total of 4,705.

Suburban Cook County reported 570 new cases today for a total of 222,134 and six more deaths for a total of 4,291.

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

As of last night, 2,271 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 485 patients were in the ICU and 246 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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