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

Statewide there were 2,325 new cases, compared to 1,655 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 99,210 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is up slightly from the level of a week ago.

A total of 4.36 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 78% of the total 5.6 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 12.91% 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 increased today, but the seven day average is down from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 1,336 Evanston residents today, compared to 358 yesterday. The IDPH found seven positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 0.5%. The seven-day positive rate is essentially unchanged from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,229 cases. The city’s tally is 4,051.

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

As of last night, 1,120 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 252 patients were in the ICU and 100 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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