Evanston health officials reported 18 new COVID-19 cases today, the same as yesterday. The city’s death toll increased by two today to 100.

Statewide there were 4,776 new cases today, compared to 4,711 yesterday, for a new total of 1,033,526.

The state reported 53 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 80 yesterday, for a new total of 17,627.

The state reported 66,697 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 77,775 yesterday.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, at a pandemic news conference this afternoon said that as of last night nearly 335,000 state residents have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported tests of 1,123 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,926 yesterday. The IDPH found 14 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 1.3%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 3,408 cases, while Evanston’s health department counts 3,335 cases.

Chicago reported 857 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 218,015 and 15 new deaths, for a total of 4,361.

Suburban Cook county reported 824 new cases today for a total of 201,456 and 28 more deaths for a total of 3,960.

The IDPH reported that the deaths in Cook County included a woman in their 30s, one woman and two men in their 40s, two women and two men in their 50s, one woman and seven men in their 60s, five women and two men in their 70s, seven women and seven men in their 80s and three women and three men in their 90s.

As of last night, 3,540 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 759 patients were in the ICU and 401 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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