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Seven new COVID cases here, 2,190 across Illinois

State says 15.09% of residents are vaccinated. Seven-day positive test rate still rising compared to a week ago.

Evanston health officials reported seven new COVID-19 cases in the city today, down from 11 yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged for more than three weeks at 114.

Statewide there were 2,190 new cases, compared to 2,793 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 118,544 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is down slightly from the level of a week ago.

A total of 5.15 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 78% of the total 6.5 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 15.09% 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 increased yesterday, and the seven day average is up from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 1,081 Evanston residents today, compared to 488 yesterday. The IDPH found eight positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 0.7%. The seven-day positive rate is up from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,296 cases. The city’s tally is 4,099.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include two women in their 60s, two women in their 80s, three women and two men in their 90s and one woman over 100 years old.

As of last night, 1,251 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 267 patients were in the ICU and 119 of those were on ventilators.

The latest COVID-19 charts for Evanston and Illinois

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