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Five new COVID cases here, 1,585 across state

Vaccinations fell to lowest number in more than three weeks on Saturday, but hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to decline.

Evanston health officials reported five new COVID-19 cases today, down from six yesterday. The city’s COVID-19 death toll remained unchanged for a 11th day at 110.

Statewide there were 1,585 new cases today, compared to 1,922 yesterday, for a new total of 1,174,409.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 13,433 people were vaccinated yesterday, compared to 77,813 the day before. The seven-day average of daily vaccinations decreased to 52,658.

A total of 2,151,952 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 80% of the total 2,702,175 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 4.29% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Illinois reported 35 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 42 yesterday, for a new total of 20,269.

The state reported 75,269 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 73,212 yesterday.

The IDPH reported tests of 406 Evanston residents today, compared to 549 yesterday. The IDPH found six positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 1.5%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 3,979 cases. The city’s case count is 3,833.

Chicago reported 272 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 242,386 and four more deaths for a total of 4,826.

Suburban Cook County reported 284 new cases today for a total of 227,549 and five more deaths for a total of 4,428.

The IDPH reported that the deaths in Cook County included a woman and a man in their 60s, a woman in her 70s, a woman and three men in their 80s and two women and a man in their 90s.

As of last night, 1,468 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 356 patients were in the ICU and 170 of those were on ventilators.

The latest COVID-19 charts for Evanston and Illinois

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