Evanston health officials reported nine new COVID-19 cases in the city today, up from three yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged at 116 for over three weeks.

Statewide there were 2,211 new cases, compared to 2,049 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 40,361 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day vaccination average is down by 28% from a week ago.

A total of 9.45 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 78% of the total 11.97 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 32.54% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 34.14% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 19 today, down from 28 the day before. The seven day average of deaths is up from a week ago.

The number of COVID-19 tests reported rpse today, and the seven-day test count average is up slightly from a week ago.

The IDPH reported tests of 305 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,460 yesterday. The IDPH found 12 positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here is down from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,828 cases. The city’s tally is 4,545.

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

As of last night, 2.074 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, an increase from the day before. Of those, 493 patients were in the ICU and 262 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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