Evanston health officials reported one new COVID-19 case today, for the second day in a row. The death toll in the city has remained unchanged at 117 for nearly three weeks.

Statewide there were 933 new cases, compared to 943 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 36,358 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day vaccination average is up by 24% from a week ago.

A total of 10.94 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 81% of the total 13.36 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 39.92% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 42.58% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 10 today, down from 24 the day before. The seven day average of deaths stands at 26.9, down from 30.0 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 389 Evanston residents today, compared to 269 yesterday. The IDPH found five 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 4,933 cases. The city’s tally is 4,630.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a woman in her 20s, a woman in her 30s, a woman in her 50s, a woman and two men in their 60s and a woman and a man in their 70s.

As of last night, 1,393 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, down eight from the day before. Of those, 334 patients were in the ICU and 180 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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