Four new COVID-19 cases here, 1,834 across state

The state crossed the 200,000 mark in total coronavirus cases today and four Evanston cases were included in that count.

Evanston health officials reported four new COVID-19 cases among city residents today while state health officials announced 1,834 new cases across Illinois.

With 217 tests reported in Evanston today the positive rate here was 1.8%. With 46,006 tests reported across the state, the statewide positive rate today was 4%, essentially matching the seven-day average.

Evanston’s total case count now stands at 919 and the city death toll remained unchanged today at 71 — the same number it’s been at for more than a month.

Statewide the total number of cases topped 200,000 for the first time — reaching 200,427. There were 24 more deaths across the state today for a total of 7,696.

Chicago reported 383 new cases today for a total of 64,994 and five more deaths for a total of 2,817.

Suburban Cook County had 361 new cases for a total of 48,794 and four additional deaths for a total of 2,126.

Today’s new cases in Evanston were evenly split between the city’s two ZIP Codes.

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