Evanston health officials reported four new COVID-19 cases in the city today down from 14 yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll remained unchanged today at 114.

Statewide cases fell slightly today. The seven-day average is down from where it was a week ago.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 152,697 people were vaccinated yesterday, a new one-day record. The seven day average is up from the level of a week ago.

A total of 3.94 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 78% of the total 5.04 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 11.44% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Cook County, including Chicago, is only in the middle of the pack among Illinois counties in the share of residents vaccinated so far.

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

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

The IDPH reported tests of 796 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,775 yesterday. The IDPH found 18 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 2.26%. The seven-day positive rate is down from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,196 cases. The city’s tally is 4,031.

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

As of last night, 1,082 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 235 patients were in the ICU and 95 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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