The Evanston Health Department’s reported COVID-19 death toll has increased for the first time since May 31.

The Health Department reported one additional death on Thursday this week, bringing its total to 119 residents who’ve died out of a reported 4,923 who’ve been stricken with the disease.

However, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office has recorded two COVID-19-related deaths of Evanston residents since May 31.

The medical examiner says those victims were a 64-year-old Black woman who lived in the 700 block of Dobson Street who died on July 31 and a 94-year-old white woman who died on Aug. 19 and who lived in the 2100 block of Ashland Ave.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.