Evanston health officials reported seven new COVID-19 cases in the city today, down from 10 yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 116.

Statewide there were 2,433 new cases, compared to 2,942 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 64,772 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is up from a week ago.

A total of 7.24 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 79% of the total 9.00 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 22.69% 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 18 today up from 16 the day before, and the seven day average of deaths is up from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 1,344 Evanston residents today, compared to 389 yesterday. The IDPH found four positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 0.3%. The seven-day positive rate here is down from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,579 cases. The city’s tally is 4,338.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include one man in his 20s, one man in his 40s, one woman and one man in their 50s, one woman and two men in their 60s, three women and two men in their 70s, one woman in her 80s and one woman and two men in their 90s.

As of last night, 1,998 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 418 patients were in the ICU and 177 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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