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Four new COVID cases here, 1,246 statewide

Positive case rate rises here with a drop-off in testing. State says nearly 4.5% of Illinoisans are fully vaccinated.

Evanston health officials reported four new COVID-19 cases today, down from five yesterday. The city’s COVID-19 death toll remained unchanged for a 12th day at 110.

Statewide there were 1,246 new cases today, compared to 1,585 yesterday, for a new total of 1,175,655.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 59,748 people were vaccinated yesterday, compared to 13,433 the day before. The seven-day average of daily vaccinations increased to 55,499.

A total of 2,211,700 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 82% of the total 2,702,175 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 4.48% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Illinois reported 34 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 35 yesterday, for a new total of 20,303.

The state reported 37,361 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 75,269 yesterday.

The IDPH reported tests of 102 Evanston residents today, compared to 406 yesterday. The IDPH found six positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 5.9%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 3,985 cases. The city’s case count is 3,837.

Chicago reported 233 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 242,619 and five more deaths for a total of 4,831.

Suburban Cook County reported 223 new cases today for a total of 227,772 and 19 more deaths for a total of 4,447.

The IDPH reported that the deaths in Cook County included two men in their 40s, 1 man in his 50s, a woman and five men in their 60s, a woman and six men in their 70s, two women and five men in their 80s and one woman in her 90s.

As of last night, 1,504 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 377 patients were in the ICU and 169 of those were on ventilators.

The latest COVID-19 charts for Evanston and Illinois

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