Evanston health officials reported seven new COVID-19 cases today, up from four yesterday. The city’s COVID-19 death toll remained unchanged for a 13th day at 110.

Statewide there were 1,665 new cases today, compared to 1,246 yesterday, for a new total of 1,177,320.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 43,282 people were vaccinated yesterday, compared to 59,748 the day before. The seven-day average of daily vaccinations increased to 55,917.

A total of 2,254,981 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 82% of the total 2,752,885 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 4.64% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Illinois reported 27 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 34 yesterday, for a new total of 20,330.

The state reported 61,400 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 37,361 yesterday.

The IDPH reported tests of 186 Evanston residents today, compared to 102 yesterday. The IDPH found three positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 2.6%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 3,988 cases. The city’s case count is 3,844.

Chicago reported 221 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 242,840 and 12 more deaths for a total of 4,843.

Suburban Cook County reported 321 new cases today for a total of 228,093 and one more death for a total of 4,448.

The IDPH reported that the deaths in Cook County included a woman in her 40s, a man in his 60s, two women and eight men in their 70s and one woman in her 90s.

As of last night, 1,488 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 361 patients were in the ICU and 172 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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