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 at 116 for over a week.

Statewide there were 2,666 new cases, compared to 3,194 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 115,330 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is up from a week ago.

A total of 8.05 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 80% of the total 9.93 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 26.14% 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 10 today down from 23 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 727 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,193 yesterday. The IDPH found nine positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 1.0%. 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 4,393.

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

As of last night, 2,127 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 510 patients were in the ICU and 209 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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