Evanston health officials reported three new COVID-19 cases today, down from four yesterday. The death toll in the city has remained unchanged at 117 for nearly two weeks.

Statewide there were 1,495 new cases, compared to 946 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 35,936 people were vaccinated yesterday, the lowest number for a Monday since January. The seven day vaccination average is down by 30% from a week ago.

A total of 10.43 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 80% of the total 12.89 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 37.85% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 40.15% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 21 today, up from six the day before. The seven day average of deaths stands at 29.3, up from 27.9 a week ago.

The number of COVID-19 tests reported statewide rose sharply today, and the seven-day test count average is up from a week ago.

The IDPH reported tests of 586 Evanston residents today, compared to 168 yesterday. The IDPH found nine positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here is up from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,919 cases. The city’s tally is 4,615.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a man in his 40s, a man in his 50s, two women and two men in their 60s, a man in his 70s, a woman and three men in thier 80s and a woman in her 90s.

As of last night, 1,503 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, down nine from the day before. Of those, 407 patients were in the ICU and 234 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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