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

Statewide there were 1,513 new cases, compared to 1,841 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 92,923 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day vaccination average is down by 4% from a week ago.

A total of 10.32 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 79% of the total 12.89 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 37.32% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 39.54% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 46 today, down from 49 the day before. The seven day average of deaths stands at 31.7, down up from 28.7 a week ago.

The number of COVID-19 tests reported statewide increased slightly today, but the seven-day test count average is down from a week ago.

The IDPH reported tests of 446 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,609 yesterday. The IDPH found six positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here is essentially unchanged from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,900 cases. The city’s tally is 4,603.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a woman and two men in their 40s, a woman an three men in their 50s, two women and two men in their 60s, four women in their 70s, three women and three men in their 80s and one woman in her 90s.

As of last night, 1,581 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, down by 127 from the day before. Of those, 409 patients were in the ICU and 228 of those were on ventilators.

The latest COVID-19 charts for Evanston and Illinois

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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