Evanston health officials reported six new COVID-19 cases today, up from five yesterday. The city’s COVID death toll remained unchanged at 106.

Statewide there were 2,304 new cases today, compared to 2,312 yesterday, for a new total of 1,130,917.

Region 10, which is suburban Cook County, moved into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan today. That eases a variety of restrictions.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 32,559 people were vaccinated yesterday, compared to 14,422 the day before. A total of 1,028,968 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 56% of the total 1,829,575 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 1.78% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

The state reported 47 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 16 yesterday, for a new total of 19,306.

The state reported 60,899 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 61,263 yesterday.

The IDPH reported tests of 200 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,523 yesterday. The IDPH found four positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 2.0%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 3,744 cases. The city’s case count is 3,628.

Chicago reported 324 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 235,366 and 23 more deaths for a total of 4,657.

Suburban Cook County reported 329 new cases today for a total of 219,772 but its death toll remained unchanged at 4,244.

The IDPH reported that the deaths in Cook County included two men in their 50s, two women and five men in their 60s, three women and four men in their 70s, a woman and five men in their 80s and a woman and a man in their 90s.

As of last night, 2,447 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 533 patients were in the ICU and 265 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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