State health officials reported this afternoon the COVID-19 case tally in Evanston rose to 834 or three more than what the city had reported on Friday.

The city’s health department had not released updated statistics for the day as of 3:45 this afternoon. As of Friday it was reporting 831 cases here, while on Friday the state said Evanston had 828 cases. On Friday the city said Evanston had experienced 71 COVID-19 deaths, unchanged from the day before.

Statewide 1,266 new cases were reported today. Illinois now has recorded 160,610 cases of the disease and a total of 7,290 deaths, with 18 of them coming today.

Chicago reported 244 additional cases today for a total of 56,780 and eight deaths for a total of 2,724.

Suburban Cook County had 258 more cases for a total of 41,512 and one additional death for a total of 2,050.

The Illinois Department of Public Health says test results for 46,099 people were reported today, another daily record, up from 43,692 on Friday. The positive rate statewide today was 2.8% compared to a seven-day average rate of 2.9%

The state says test results for 143 Evanston residents were reported today with a positive rate of 4.2%. Two of the positive cases were reported in the north Evanston 60201 ZIP Code while the other four came from the south Evanston 60202 ZIP Code.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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