Evanston health officials reported seven new COVID-19 cases in the city today, up from two yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged for two-and-a-half weeks at 114.

Statewide there were 1,431 new cases, compared to 1,962 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 75,380 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is down slightly from the level of a week ago.

A total of 4.71 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 82% of the total 5.8 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 13.78% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Cook County, including Chicago, is only in the middle of the pack in the state in the percentage of residents vaccinated so far.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois declined, and the seven day average is down from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 923 Evanston residents today, compared to 713 yesterday. The IDPH found 11 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 1.2%. The seven-day positive rate is down from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,253 cases. The city’s tally is 4,065.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a man in his 30s, two women and one man in their 50s, two men in their 60s a woman and two men in their 70s, a woman and four men in their 80s, and a woman and a man in their 90s.

As of last night, 1,132 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 236 patients were in the ICU and 97 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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