Evanston health officials reported one new COVID-19 case today, up from none yesterday. The death toll in the city has remained unchanged at 117 for over two weeks.

Statewide there were 1,573 new cases, compared to 1,542 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 126,023 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day vaccination average is up by 9% from a week ago.

A total of 10.77 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 81% of the total 13.20 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 39.21% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 41.75% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 20 today, down from 42 the day before. The seven day average of deaths stands at 36.7, down from 28.3 a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 1,587 Evanston residents today, compared to 471 yesterday. The IDPH found two 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 4,922 cases. The city’s tally is 4,623.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a woman and two men in their 50s and a woman in her 90s.

As of last night, 1,426 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, down 62 from the day before. Of those, 360 patients were in the ICU and 206 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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