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

Statewide cases fell today. The seven-day average is down from where it was a week ago.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 96,332 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is up from the level of a week ago.

A total of 4.04 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 80% of the total 5.04 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 11.68% 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 today, and the seven day average is down from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 1,182 Evanston residents today, compared to 796 yesterday. The IDPH found 10 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 0.85%. The seven-day positive rate is essentially unchanged from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,206 cases. The city’s tally is 4,034.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a woman and two men in their 50s, a man in his 70s and a woman over 100 years old.

As of last night, 1,141 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 238 patients were in the ICU and 94 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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