Evanston health officials reported three new COVID-19 cases in the city today, compared to six yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll remained unchanged today at 114.

Statewide cases fell rose today from an uncommonly low level yesterday. The seven-day average is slightly below where it was a week ago.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that more than just 29,564 people were vaccinated yesterday. But the seven day average is up from the level of a week ago.

A total of 3,387,778 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 79% of the total 4,268,375 doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 9.04% 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 declined greatly today for a second day in a row, but the seven day average is unchanged from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 1,048 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,187 yesterday. The IDPH found six positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 0.6%. The seven-day positive rate is down dramatically from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,139 cases. The city’s tally is 3,986.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include man inn his 60s, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 90s.

As of last night, 1,178 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 266 patients were in the ICU and 118 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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