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COVID 7-day positive rate hits 2.7% here

Evanston's coronavirus positive rate increased sharply today as the city reported more than 20 new cases for the second day in a row.

Evanston health officials reported 23 new COVID-19 cases among city residents today.

Statewide there were 4,062 new cases.

The seven-day positive test rate in suburban Cook County is now at 6.8%, up from 5.8% a week ago.

Evanston’s seven-day positive rate is now 2.7%, up from 2.0% a week ago.

The seven-day positive rate statewide is now 6.1%, up from 5.3% a week ago.

The IDPH reported results of 72,097 tests today, down from Saturday’s 83,517.

The state agency reported tests of 590 Evanston residents today, compared to 568 on Saturday. It found 22 positive cases.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 1,380 cases.

The city now says Evanston has had a total of 1,388 cases. The city’s death toll from the pandemic remained unchanged today at 74.

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

  • Chicago 6.8%, up from 5.5% a week ago.
  • Skokie 4.6%, up from 3.6% a week ago.
  • Wilmette 3.2%, down from 4.6% a week ago.

Chicago reported 1,047 new cases today for a total of 95,463. Its coronavirus death toll increased by six today to 3,041.

Suburban Cook County reported 722 more cases today for a total of 80,123 and six more deaths for a total of 2,380.

Those who died in Cook County today included a man in his 20s, a man in his 40s, a man in his 60s, four women in their 70s and three women and two men in their 80s.

The state now has 374,256 COVID-19 cases, and it reported 24 more deaths today for a total of 9,505.

As of last night, 2,605 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 565 patients were in the ICU and 214 of those were on ventilators.

The latest COVID-19 charts for Evanston and Illinois

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