Evanston health officials reported six new COVID-19 cases in the city today for the second day in a row. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged at 116 for over a week.

Statewide there were 1,959 new cases, compared to 2,666 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 65,233 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is down from a week ago.

A total of 8.12 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 81% of the total 9.93 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 26.41% 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 22 today up from 10 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 1,310 Evanston residents today, compared to 727 yesterday. The IDPH found no net increase in 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 4,647 cases. The city’s tally is 4,399.

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

As of last night, 2,218 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 491 patients were in the ICU and 227 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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