Evanston health officials reported one new COVID-19 case today, down from five yesterday. The death toll in the city has remained unchanged at 117 for more than two-and-a-half weeks.

Statewide there were 943 new cases, compared to 1,108 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 60,746 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day vaccination average is up by 13% from a week ago.

A total of 10.90 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 39.79% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 42.46% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 24 today, down from 43 the day before. The seven day average of deaths stands at 26.3, down from 30.9 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 269 Evanston residents today, compared to 2,053 yesterday. The IDPH found no 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 4,928 cases. The city’s tally is 4,629.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include two women in their 60s, two women and two men in their 70s, a man in his 80s and a woman and a man in their 90s.

As of last night, 1,417 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, up 16 from the day before. Of those, 343 patients were in the ICU and 195 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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