Evanston health officials reported four new COVID-19 cases in the city today, compared to 12 yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll remained unchanged today at 114.

Statewide cases rose today compared to yesterday, but the seven-day average is below where it was a week ago.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that vaccinations reached a new daily record yesterday. The seven day average is up from the level of a week ago.

A total of 3,259,663 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 76% of the total 4,268,375 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 8.52% 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 increased today, but the seven day average is down slightly from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 1,322 Evanston residents today, compared to 2,688 yesterday. The IDPH found 23 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 1.7%. The seven-day positive rate is down dramatically from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,129 cases. The city’s tally is 3,977.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a man in his 30s, a woman and a man in their 40s, a woman in her 50s, a woman and two men in their 60s, three women and two men in their 70s, two women and one man in their 80s and two woman and on man in their 90s.

As of last night, 1,210 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 261 patients were in the ICU and 108 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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