Evanston health officials reported nine new COVID-19 cases today, up from eight yesterday. The city’s death toll increased by one today to 95.

Statewide there were 4,469 new cases today, compared to 4,762 yesterday, for a new total of 979,821.

The state reported 81 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 27 yesterday, for a new total of 16,755.

The state reported 45,465 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 61,987 yesterday.

With substantially fewer tests being performed than before the holiday weekend, positive rates have generally been increasing.

The Illinois Department of public health reported tests of 335 Evanston residents today, compared to 439 yesterday. It found nine positive cases for a daily positive rate of 4.1%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 3,211 cases, while Evanston’s health department counts 3,139 cases.

Chicago reported 853 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 207,821 and 28 new deaths, for a total of 4,209.

Suburban Cook county reported 814 new cases today for a total of 191,680 and 36 more deaths for a total of 3,776.

The IDPH reported that the deaths in Cook County included a man in his 30s, a woman and a man in their 40s, a woman and five men in their 50s, two women and seven men in their 60s, 11 women and seven men in their 70s, 10 women and five men in their 80s six women and three men in their 90s and two women over 100 years old.

As of last night, 3,817 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 798 patients were in the ICU and 462 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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