Evanston health officials reported five new COVID-19 case today, up from one yesterday. The death toll in the city has remained unchanged at 117 for two-and-a-half weeks.

Statewide there were 1,108 new cases, compared to 1,573 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 76,652 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day vaccination average is up by 12% from a week ago.

A total of 10.84 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 80% of the total 13.36 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 39.54% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 42.13% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 43 today, up from 20 the day before. The seven day average of deaths stands at 26.3, down from 31.7 a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 2,053 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,587 yesterday. The IDPH found six new 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 4,928 cases. The city’s tally is 4,628.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a man in his 20s, a woman in her 30s, a woman in her 40s, three men in their 50s, a woman and a man in their 60s, three woman and one man in their 70s, three women and three men in their 80s and one woman and two men in their 90s.

As of last night, 1,401 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, down 25 from the day before. Of those, 347 patients were in the ICU and 202 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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