Evanston health officials reported 9 new COVID-19 cases today, down from 21 yesterday. The city’s death toll increased by one today to 101.

Statewide there were 6,343 new cases today, compared to 6,642 yesterday, for a new total of 1,065,667.

The state today reported that a total of 471,156 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, less than half the 1,049,675 doses distributed to the state by the federal government, and 0.81% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

The city says about 5,000 people who live or work here have received a first dose of the vaccine in Evanston. That would mean about 1% of the vaccine doses administered in Illinois have been given out in Evanston and that vaccinations here are running at about twice the statewide pace.

The state reported 130 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 121 yesterday, for a new total of 18,179.

The state reported 102,372 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 107,156 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported tests of 1,418 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,901 yesterday. The IDPH found 21 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 1.5%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 3,513 cases, while Evanston’s health department counts 3,434 cases.

Chicago reported 984 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 223,949 and 13 new deaths, for a total of 4,423.

Suburban Cook county reported 1,131 new cases today for a total of 207,436 and 31 more deaths for a total of 4,048.

The IDPH reported that the deaths in Cook County included a man in his 20s, a woman in her 30s, two women and a man in their 50s, three women and four men in their 60s, three women and six men in their 70s, five women and seven men in their 80s and eight women and one man in their 90s.

As of last night, 3,406 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 711 patients were in the ICU and 379 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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