Evanston health officials reported sevem new COVID-19 cases in the city today, down from 12 yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged at 116 for nearly three weeks.

Statewide there were 3,394 new cases, compared to 2,728 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 107,689 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day vaccination average is down by 20% from a week ago.

A total of 9.06 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 78% of the total 11.55 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 31.14% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 32.53% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 36 today, up from 33 the day before. The seven day average of deaths is up from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 582 Evanston residents today, compared to 889 yesterday. The IDPH found 14 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 4,783 cases. The city’s tally is 4,508.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a man in his 30s, two men in their 40s, two men in their 50s, three women in their 60s, three women and three men in their 80s and a woman in her 90s.

As of last night, 2,115 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19 a decrease from the day before. Of those, 475 patients were in the ICU and 231 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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