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Four new COVID cases here, 1,655 across state

State death toll nears 21,000. IDPH says 12.6% of Illinois residents are now fully vaccinated.

Evanston health officials reported four new COVID-19 cases in the city today, up from three yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged for nearly two weeks at 114.

Statewide there were 1,655 new cases, compared to 1,997 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 102,390 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is up slightly from the level of a week ago.

A total of 4.28 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 78% of the total 5.5 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 12.6% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Cook County, including Chicago, is only in the middle of the pack in the state in the percentage of residents vaccinated so far.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois declined today, and the seven day average is down slightly from a week ago.

The number of COVID-19 tests reported rose today, and the seven-day test average is up slightly from a week ago.

The IDPH reported tests of 358 Evanston residents today, compared to 184 yesterday. The IDPH found three positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 0.8%. The seven-day positive rate is down slightly from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,222 cases. The city’s tally is 4,047.

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

As of last night, 1,143 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 259 patients were in the ICU and 102 of those were on ventilators.

The latest COVID-19 charts for Evanston and Illinois

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