Evanston reported eight new COVID-19 cases today raising the total here to 136. The statewide count rose by 1,529 to a total of 15,078.

There were 589 new cases in Chicago for a total of 6,092. 

The state reported 82 new deaths today for a total of 462. Chicago reported 42 new deaths for a total of 177. Evanston reported one new death today for a total of three.

The chart above shows Evanston’s daily count of new cases along with the seven-day-average of new cases, which smooths day-to-day variations and may provide a better indication of when the city has started to “bend-the-curve” enough to signal that the peak of the pandemic here has passed.

The equivalent data for the state as a whole is shown below.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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