Evanston health officials reported five new COVID-19 cases today, down from 25 yesterday. The city’s COVID death toll remained unchanged today at 105.

Statewide there were 4,191 new cases today, compared to 3,751 yesterday, for a new total of 1,116,372.

Vaccine supplies continue to be inadequate to meet the demand for shots, but the pace of vaccinations increased for a second day.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 55,865 people were vaccinated yesterday, compared to 53,628 the day before. A total of 829,487 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 46% of the total 1,789,175 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 1.4% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

The state reported 103 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 81 yesterday, for a new total of 19,067.

The state reported 100,119 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 80,124 yesterday.

The IDPH reported tests of 673 Evanston residents today, compared to 410 yesterday. The IDPH found 11 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 1.6%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 3,691 cases. The city’s case count stands at 3,582.

Chicago reported 812 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 232,887 and 21 more deaths, for a total of 4,601.

Suburban Cook County reported 758 new cases today for a total of 217,229 and 26 more deaths for a total of 4,202.

The IDPH reported that the deaths in Cook County included four men in their 50s, six women and nine men in their 60s, three women and eight men in their 70s, five women and seven men in their 80s and two women and two men in their 90s.

As of last night, 2,802 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 567 patients were in the ICU and 292 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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