Evanston health officials reported six new COVID-19 cases in the city today, up from two yesterday. The death toll in the city remained unchanged today at 117.

Statewide there were 1,729 new cases, compared to 3,321 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 107,588 people were vaccinated yesterday. But the seven day vaccination average is down by 17% from a week ago.

A total of 9.83 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 78% of the total 12.46 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 34.64% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 36.41% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 22 today, down from 35 the day before. The seven day average of deaths stands at 28.7, up from 27.1 a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 1,023 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,245 yesterday. The IDPH found six positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here is down from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,857 cases. The city’s tally is 4,567.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include five women and one man in their 60s, a woman in her 70s, a woman in her 90s and a woman over 100 years old.

As of last night, 1,947 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, down by 30 from the day before. Of those, 466 patients were in the ICU and 252 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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