State health officials reported 17 new COVID-19 cases today, up from 12 yesterday.

An updated case count for today from the City of Evanston was not available at the time this story was published. The city’s COVID death toll as of Friday was 106.

Statewide there were 3,345 new cases today, compared to 4,156 yesterday, for a new total of 1,123,873.

Vaccine supplies continue to be inadequate to meet the demand for shots, but the pace of vaccinations has increased in recent days.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 57,292 people were vaccinated yesterday, compared to 58,357 the day before. A total of 945,136 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 52% of the total 1,829,575 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 1.63% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

The state reported 65 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 71 yesterday, for a new total of 19,203.

The state reported 107,802 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 111,057 yesterday.

The IDPH reported tests of 2,161 Evanston residents today, compared to 2,939 yesterday. The IDPH found 17 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 0.8%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 3,723 cases. The city’s case count on Friday stood at 3,594.

Chicago reported 599 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 234,161 and 12 more deaths, for a total of 4,621.

Suburban Cook County reported 562 new cases today for a total of 218,581 and 13 more deaths for a total of 4,223.

The IDPH reported that the deaths in Cook County included a man in his 20s, a man in his 30s, a woman in her 50s, three men in their 60s, four women and three men in their 70s, four women and three men in their 80s and three women and two men in their 90s.

As of last night, 2,600 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 522 patients were in the ICU and 284 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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