Evanston health officials reported a record 32 new COVID-19 cases among city residents today, and the state hit a record of 12,438 new cases.

The state number is up from the previous record, 10,376 new cases, on Friday.

The city’s death toll from the pandemic remained unchanged at 77.

The state reported a record 98,418 coronavirus test results today, up from 98,401 on Friday.

The statewide positive rate was 12.6% today. That’s up from a daily rate of 7.5% a week ago.

The seven-day positive test rate in suburban Cook County is now at 12.2%, up from 8.5% a week ago.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported tests of 1,778 Evanston residents today. It found 55 positive cases for a daily positive rate of 3.1%

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 1,676 cases.

The city says Evanston has had 1,642 cases.

Here are the latest seven-day positive rates for some neighboring communities:

  • Chicago 11.9%, up from 8.5% a week ago.
  • Skokie 9.3%, up from 4.2% a week ago.
  • Wilmette 8.2%, up from 5.1% a week ago.

Chicago reported 2,300 new cases today for a total of 115.635. Its coronavirus death toll increased by nine today to 3,130.

Suburban Cook County reported 2,358 more cases today for a total of 99,289 and 17 more deaths for a total of 2,482.

Those who died in Cook County today included a woman and two men in their 60s, three women and seven men in their 70s, five women and three men in their 80s and two women and three men in their 90s.

The state now has had 477,978 COVID-19 cases, and it reported 75 more deaths today for a total of 10,154.

As of last night, 4,250 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 813 patients were in the ICU and 367 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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