Evanston health officials reported seven new COVID-19 cases today, up from three yesterday. The death toll in the city has remained unchanged at 117 for two weeks.

Statewide there were 1.633 new cases, compared to 1,495 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 117,381 people were vaccinated yesterday, a dramatic increase from the 25,936 vaccinated the previous day. But the seven day vaccination average is down by 17% from a week ago.

A total of 10.55 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 80% of the total 12.97 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 37.37% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 40.75% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 28 today, up from 21 the day before. The seven day average of deaths stands at 29.9, up from 27.0 a week ago.

The number of COVID-19 tests reported statewide rose today, but the seven-day test count average is down from a week ago.

The IDPH reported tests of 556 Evanston residents today, compared to 586 yesterday. The IDPH found no new positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here is up from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,917 cases. The city’s tally is 4,622.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a man in his 20s a woman in her 30s, a man in his 60s, two women and one man in their 70s, three men in their 80s and three women and one man in their 90s.

As of last night, 1,518 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, up 15 from the day before. Of those, 405 patients were in the ICU and 224 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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