Evanston’s Health Department reported four new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 720, while the state reported 1,343 new cases for a total of 120,260.

Evanston’s death toll remained at 41 for a third day. There were 24 additional COVID-19 deaths in Chicago for a total of 2,122 and 60 more across the state for a total of 5,390.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported results of 71 new COVID-19 tests in Evanston with four positives, for a positive rate of 5.6%

Tests and positive results were nearly evenly split between the city’s two ZIP Codes today.

Statewide 21,154 additional tests were reported today and the positive rate was 6.4%.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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