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Nine new COVID cases here, 3,293 across state

Holiday leads to decline in reported new tests, but positive rates in area continue to decline.

Evanston health officials reported nine new COVID-19 cases today, up from eight yesterday. The city’s death toll remained unchanged today at 94.

Statewide there were 3,293 new cases today, compared to 5,742 yesterday, for a new total of 934,142.

The state reported 66 deaths today, compared to 156 yesterday, for a new total of 15,865.

The state reported 57,448 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 98,958 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported tests of 602 Evanston residents today, compared to 746 yesterday. It found eight positive cases for a daily positive rate of 1.3%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 3,080 cases, while Evanston’s health department counts 3,014 cases.

Chicago reported 771 new cases today for a total of 199,960. Its coronavirus death toll increased by 15 today to 4,046.

Suburban Cook County reported 496 more cases today for a total of 183,520 and 12 more deaths for a total of 3,607.

Those who died in Cook County today included one man in his 30s, one man in his 40s, a woman and three men in their 50s, three women and three men in their 60s, one women and two men in their 70s, one woman and five men in their 80s and four women and two men in their 90s.

As of last night, 4,021 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 874 patients were in the ICU and 494 of those were on ventilators.

The latest COVID-19 charts for Evanston and Illinois

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