Evanston health officials reported three new COVID-19 cases today, up from two yesterday. The death toll in the city remained unchanged at 117.

Statewide there were 1,841 new cases, compared to 1,918 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 50,326 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day vaccination average is up by 6% from a week ago.

A total of 10.23 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 80% of the total 12.73 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 36.81% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 38.99% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 49 today, up from 35 the day before. It was the highest one-day death toll from the pandemic since March 6. The seven day average of deaths stands at 28.3, down from 30.1 a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 1,609 Evanston residents today, compared to 971 yesterday. The IDPH found four positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here is down slightly from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,894 cases. The city’s tally is 4,599.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include two women and three men in their 50s, a man in his 60s, a woman and two men in their60s, two women in their 80s and two women and one man in their 90s.

As of last night, 1,708 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, down by 57 from the day before. Of those, 425 patients were in the ICU and 237 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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