Evanston health officials reported two new COVID-19 cases among city residents today, raising the total number here to 749, and one new death, raising the death toll to 59.

Chicago reported 197 new cases for a total of 48,939 and 38 more deaths for a total of 2352.

Across the state there were 766 new cases for a total of 130,603 and 90 more deaths for a total of 6,185.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported results of 260 COVID-19 tests of Evanston residents today with a positive rate of 0.8%. One of the two cases came from each of the city’s two ZIP Codes.

Statewide IDPH reported results of 22,325 tests today with a positive reate of 3.4%. The seven-day average positive rate now stands at 4.2%.

All four regions of the state continue to be on track to move to the next state of the Restore Illinois program late this month.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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