Evanston health officials reported six new COVID-19 cases in the city today, down from 10 yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged for over a month at 114.

Statewide there were 2,449 new cases, compared to 2,839 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 102,215 people were vaccinated yesterday, down substantially from the day before. The seven day average is up from a week ago.

A total of 6.29 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 80% of the total 7.78 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 18.59% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois remained steady at 12 yesterday and the seven day average of deaths fell from a week ago..

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

The IDPH reported tests of 2,067 Evanston residents today, compared to 283 yesterday. The IDPH found four positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 0.2%. The seven-day positive rate here is slightly higher than it was a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,464 cases. The city’s tally is 4,242.

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

As of last night, 1,491 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 336 patients were in the ICU and 143 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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