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Six new COVID cases here, 1,068 across Illinois

Nearly 9% of state residents are now said to be fully vaccinated. Seven-day positive test rate in Evanston is at 1%

Evanston health officials reported six new COVID-19 cases in the city today, compared to four yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll remained unchanged today at 114.

Statewide cases fell dramatically today compared to yesterday, and the seven-day average is below where it was a week ago.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that more than 90,000 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is up from the level of a week ago.

A total of 3,358,213 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 79% of the total 4,268,375 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 8.92% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Cook County, including Chicago, is only in the middle of the pack among Illinois counties in the share of residents vaccinated so far.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois declined greatly today, but the seven day average is unchanged from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 1,087 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,322 yesterday. The IDPH found four positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 0.4%. The seven-day positive rate is down dramatically from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,133 cases. The city’s tally is 3,983.

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

As of last night, 1,141 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 255 patients were in the ICU and 112 of those were on ventilators.

The latest COVID-19 charts for Evanston and Illinois

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