Evanston health officials reported eight new COVID-19 cases today, up from three yesterday. The death toll in the city remained unchanged at 117.

Statewide there were 1,795 new cases, compared to 1,562 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 73,345 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day vaccination average is up by 15% from a week ago.

A total of 10.11 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 80% of the total 12.58 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 36.16% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 38.28% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 24 today, down from 26 the day before. The seven day average of deaths stands at 27.0, down from 29.3 a week ago.

The number of COVID-19 tests reported rose today, but the seven-day test count average is down from a week ago.

The IDPH reported tests of 474 Evanston residents today, compared to 224 yesterday. The IDPH found five positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here is down from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,880 cases. The city’s tally is 4,594.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a woman and a man in their 30s, a woman in her 40s, a woman and a man in their 50s, four women and two men in their 60s, a woman and three men in their 70s and two women and one man in their 80s.

As of last night, 1,930 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, unchanged from the day before. Of those, 489 patients were in the ICU and 261 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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