Evanston health officials reported five new COVID-19 cases in the city today, down from 14 yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged for three-and-a-half weeks at 114.

Statewide there were 2.250 new cases, compared to 2,678 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 110,211 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is up from a week ago.

A total of 5.53 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 81% of the total 6.7 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 16.20% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Cook County, including Chicago, is only in the middle of the pack in the state in the percentage of residents vaccinated so far.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois declined yesterday, but the seven day average is up from a week ago.

The number of COVID-19 tests reported declined sharply today, but the seven-day test average is up slightly from a week ago.

The IDPH reported tests of 609 Evanston residents today, compared to 948 yesterday. The IDPH found eight positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 1.3%. The seven-day positive rate here is more than double what it was a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,333 cases. The city’s tally is 4,128.

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

As of last night, 1,337 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 269 patients were in the ICU and 107 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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