Evanston health officials reported five new COVID-19 cases today, up from four yesterday. The death toll in the city has remained unchanged at 117 for over a week-and-a-half.

Statewide there were 1,248 new cases, compared to 1,513 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 53,335 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day vaccination average is down by 18% from a week ago.

A total of 10.38 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 80% of the total 12.89 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 37.60% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 39.90% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 24 today, down from 46 the day before. The seven day average of deaths stands at 30.9, up from 29.1 a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 598 Evanston residents today, compared to 466 yesterday. The IDPH found five positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here is down slightly from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,905 cases. The city’s tally is 4,608.

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

As of last night, 1,581 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, unchanged from the day before. Of those, 404 patients were in the ICU and 218 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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