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

Statewide cases fell to 782 today. That’s the lowest one-day number since July 14. The seven-day average is down from where it was a week ago.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 62,508 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is up from the level of a week ago.

A total of 4.1 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 81% of the total 5.04 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 11.97% 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 sharply today, and the seven-day test average is down slightly from a week ago.

The IDPH reported tests of 1,010 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,182 yesterday. The IDPH found three positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 0.30%. The seven-day positive rate is up slightly from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,209 cases. The city’s tally is 4,040.

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

As of last night, 1,112 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 227 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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