Evanston health officials reported one new COVID-19 cases in Evanston today, compared to 28 yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll remained unchanged today at 111.

Statewide there were 1,780 new cases today, compared to 2,441 yesterday, for a new total of 1,185,447.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 83,048 people were vaccinated yesterday, compared to 102,670 the day before. The seven-day average of daily vaccinations increased to 69,736.

A total of 2,626,667 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 82% of the total 3,183,805 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 6.06% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Cook County, including Chicago, is only in the middle of the pack among Illinois counties in the share of residents vaccinated so far.

Illinois reported 34 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 54 yesterday, for a new total of 20,494.

The state reported 81,668 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 92,256 yesterday.

The IDPH reported tests of 412 Evanston residents today, compared to 572 yesterday. The IDPH found 16 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 3.9%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,061 cases. The city’s tally is 3,917.

Chicago reported 419 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 244,489 and six more deaths for a total of 4,877.

Suburban Cook County reported 331 new cases today for a total of 229,455 and six more death for a total of 4,474.

The IDPH reported that the deaths in Cook County included two men in their 40s, a woman and a man in their 50s, one woman and one man in their 70s, one woman and four men their 80s and one woman in her 90s.

As of last night, 1,353 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 312 patients were in the ICU and 160 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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