Evanston health officials reported no new COVID-19 cases today, down from seven yesterday. That’s the first day with no new cases here since last August. The death toll in the city has remained unchanged at 117 for over two weeks.

Statewide there were 1,542 new cases, compared to 1.633 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 89,832 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day vaccination average is down by 9% from a week ago.

A total of 10.65 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 81% of the total 13.04 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 38.74% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 41.17% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 42 today, up from 28 the day before. The seven day average of deaths stands at 30.9, up from 26.3 a week ago.

The number of COVID-19 tests reported statewide rose today, but the seven-day test count average is down from a week ago.

The IDPH reported tests of 471 Evanston residents today, compared to 556 yesterday. The IDPH found three new 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 4,920 cases. The city’s tally is 4,622.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a woman and two men in their 50s, a woman in her 60s, two women and seven men in their 70s, a man in his 80s, a woman in her 90s and a woman over 100 years old.

As of last night, 1,488 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, down 30 from the day before. Of those, 404 patients were in the ICU and 226 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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