Evanston health officials reported one new COVID-19 cases in the city today, compared to three yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll remained unchanged today at 111.

Statewide there were 1,143 new cases today, compared to 1,249 yesterday, for a new total of 1,187,839.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 50,897 people were vaccinated yesterday, compared to 79,266 the day before. The seven-day average of daily vaccinations declined to 77,876.

A total of 2,756,830 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 87% of the total 3,183,805 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 6.56% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Cook County, including Chicago, is only in the middle of the pack among Illinois counties in the share of residents vaccinated so far.

Illinois reported 20 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 22 yesterday, for a new total of 20,536.

The state reported 42,234 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 66,500 yesterday.

The IDPH reported tests of 212 Evanston residents today, compared to 264 yesterday. The IDPH found seven positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 2.2%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,076 cases. The city’s tally is 3,921.

Chicago reported 253 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 244,978 and seven more deaths for a total of 4,889.

Suburban Cook County reported 235 new cases today for a total of 229,907 and three more death for a total of 4,480.

The IDPH reported that the deaths in Cook County included a woman in her 60s, two men in their 70s, six men in their 80s and a man in his 90s..

As of last night, 1,288 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 308 patients were in the ICU and 148 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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