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Four new COVID cases in Evanston, state’s positive rate drops

Evanston health officials reported four more COVID-19 cases among city residents today, while the positive rate among persons tested for the disease statewide dropped dramatically.

Evanston health officials reported four more COVID-19 cases among city residents today, while the positive rate among persons tested for the disease statewide dropped dramatically.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,337 new cases of the disease today among the 48,029 people whose test results were reported. That amounts to a positive rate of 2.8%, the lowest daily rate reported since mid-July.

The seven-day average positive rate now stands at 3.7%, the lowest it’s been since July 26.

The IDPH reported test results for 224 Evanston residents and found four cases for a positive rate of 1.8% here today. The IDPH now says Evanston has had 1,026 COVID-19 cases while the city’s count stands at 1,024. The city’s COVID-19 death toll remained unchanged today at 72.

Statewide the coronavirus case count now stands at 253,690. Twenty-eight more people died of the disease across the state today bringing the death toll to 8,214.

Chicago reported 128 more cases today for a total of 73,956 and one more death for a total of 2,898.

Suburban Cook County reported 201 new cases for a total of 58,445 and one more death for a total of 2,202.

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