Evanston health officials reported three new COVID-19 cases in the city today, for the second day in a row. The city’s coronavirus death toll remained unchanged today at 114.

Statewide cases rose today. The seven-day average is slightly below where it was a week ago.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 75.372 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is up from the level of a week ago.

A total of 3,463,149 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 75% of the total 4,597,805 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 9.37% 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.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois rose today, but the seven day average is down from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 175 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,048 yesterday. The IDPH found four positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 2.3%. The seven-day positive rate is down dramatically from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,143 cases. The city’s tally is 3,989.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a man in his 70s a man in his 80s and a woman and a man in their 90s.

As of last night, 1,177 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 263 patients were in the ICU and 132 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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