State health officials reported four new COVID-19 cases among Evanston residents today and 1,382 cases across Illinois.

The seven-day average of daily cases counts for Evanston now stands at 5, and for the state at 1,734. Both are at their highest level since early June.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported test results for 207 Evanston residents today. With four positive results that amounts to a positive rate of 1.9%. Statewide, with results of 41,354 tests reported today, the positive rate was 3.3% compared to a seven-day average of 4.1%

Chicago today reported 299 more cases for a total of 63,876 and one additional death for a total of 2,809.

Suburban Cook County reported 283 more cases for a total of 47,571 and three more deaths for a total of 2,119.

The City of Evanston had not yet released its COVID-19 data update for the day when this story was published.

Update 4:05 p.m.: The City of Evanston now has reported five new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 906 cases. The pandemic death count here remained unchanged today at 71.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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