Evanston health officials reported seven new COVID-19 cases in the city today, up from six yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged at 116 a week and a half.

Statewide there were 2,587 new cases, compared to 1,959 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 81,963 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is down from a week ago.

A total of 8.20 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 80% of the total 10.16 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 26.81% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Cook County, including Chicago, is in the middle of the pack among counties in Illinois in the share of residents vaccinated.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled nine today down from 22 the day before, but the seven day average of deaths is up from a week ago.

The number of COVID-19 tests reported rose today, and the seven-day test average is up from a week ago.

The IDPH reported tests of 300 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,310 yesterday. The IDPH found 18 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 4,665 cases. The city’s tally is 4,406.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a woman in her 40s, a man in his 50s, a man in his 60s and a man in his 80s.

As of last night, 2,288 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19 an increase of 70 from the day before. Of those, 522 patients were in the ICU and 223 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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