Three new COVID cases here, 3,369 across state

Testing increases, leading to more cases discovered across Illinois. Hospitalizations decline a bit. More than 28.6% of Illinois residents are vaccinated.

Evanston health officials reported three new COVID-19 cases in the city today, down from 14 yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged at 116 for two weeks.

Statewide there were 3,369 new cases, compared to 3,170 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 136,525 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is down from a week ago.

A total of 8.61 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 79% of the total 10.80 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 28.64% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Cook County, including Chicago, is in the middle of the pack among counties in Illinois in the share of residents vaccinated.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 22 today down from 33 the day before, and the seven day average of deaths is down slightly from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 1,639 Evanston residents today, compared to 450 yesterday. The IDPH found 18 positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here is up essentially unchanged from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,701 cases. The city’s tally is 4,434.

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

As of last night, 2,112 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19 a decrease from the day before. Of those, 506 patients were in the ICU and 230 of those were on ventilators.

The latest COVID-19 charts for Evanston and Illinois

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