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Four new COVID cases here, 1,424 across state

Pace of vaccinations increases. Deaths drop, but hospitalizations rise.

Evanston health officials reported four new COVID-19 cases today. The death toll in the city remained unchanged at 117.

Statewide there were 1,424 new cases, compared to 1,741 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 70,426 people were vaccinated yesterday, more than four times the number of Sunday vaccinations a week earlier. The seven day vaccination average is up by 12% from a week ago.

A total of 9.98 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 79% of the total 12.46 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 35.42% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 37.38% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 12 today, down from 30 the day before. The seven day average of deaths stands at 26.9, down from 30.1 a week ago.

The number of COVID-19 tests reported fell today, and the seven-day test count average is down from a week ago.

The IDPH reported tests of 1,189 Evanston residents today, compared to 953 yesterday. The IDPH found four positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here is down from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,872 cases. The city’s tally is 4,583.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a women in her 40s, a man in is 50s, a man in his 60s, a woman in her 70s, a woman and a man in their 80s and a woman in her 90s.

As of last night, 1,906 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, up by 36 from the day before. Of those, 473 patients were in the ICU and 242 of those were on ventilators.

The latest COVID-19 charts for Evanston and Illinois

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