Evanston health officials reported 28 new COVID-19 cases among city residents today. That breaks the previous one-day record for the city of 27 set on May 7.

Statewide there were 6,161 new cases, which is also a new record.

The seven-day positive test rate in suburban Cook County is now at 6.7%, up from 5.8% a week ago.

Evanston’s seven-day positive rate is now 2.2%, unchanged from a week ago.

The seven-day positive rate statewide is now 6.1%, up from 5.2% a week ago.

The IDPH reported results of 83,517 tests today, up from Friday’s 82,256.

The agency reported tests of 568 Evanston residents today, compared to 614 on Friday. It found 25 positive cases.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 1,358 cases.

The city now says Evanston has had a total of 1,365 cases. The city’s death toll from the pandemic remained unchanged today at 74.

Here are the latest seven-day positive rates for some other communities:

  • Chicago 6.5%, up from 5.4% a week ago.
  • Skokie 4.3%, up from 4.1% a week ago.
  • Wilmette 3.3%, down from 5.1% a week ago.

Chicago reported 1,182 new cases today for a total of 94,416. Its coronavirus death toll increased by six today to 3,035.

Suburban Cook County reported 1,198 more cases today for a total of 79,401 and 11 more deaths for a total of 2,374.

Those who died in Cook County today included a woman in her 40s, a woman and two men in their 60s, two women and four men in their 70s, two women and two men in their 80s and two women and one man in their 90s.

The state now has 370,194 COVID-19 cases, and it reported 63 more deaths today for a total of 9,481.

As of last night, 2,616 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 560 patients were in the ICU and 222 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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