Evanston health officials reported seven new COVID-19 cases today, the same number as yesterday. The city’s COVID-19 death toll remained unchanged at 110.

Statewide there were 1,795 new cases today, compared to 1,348 yesterday, for a new total of 1,166,717.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 40,380 people were vaccinated yesterday, compared to 40,354 the day before, and the seven-day average fell to 60,552.

A total of 1,903,941 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 75% of the total 2,547,700 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 3.5% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Illinois reported 23 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 32 yesterday, for a new total of 20,057.

The state reported 49,937 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 46,630 yesterday.

The IDPH reported tests of 272 Evanston residents today, compared to 239 yesterday. The IDPH found six positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 2.2%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 3,935 cases. The city’s case count is 3,796.

Chicago reported 123 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 241,251 and seven more death for a total of 4,802.

Suburban Cook County reported 431 new cases today for a total of 226,173 and two more deaths for a total of 4,390.

The IDPH reported that the deaths in Cook County included a man in his 40s, two women and one man in their 70s, three women and one man in their 80s and two women in their 90s.

As of last night, 1,719 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 375 patients were in the ICU and 176 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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