Evanston health officials reported 11 new COVID-19 cases today, up from nine yesterday. The city’s death toll increased by two today to 103.

Statewide there were 3,162 new cases today, compared to 6,343 yesterday, for a new total of 1,068,829.

The state today reported that a total of 487,039 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, less than half the 1,049,675 doses distributed to the state by the federal government, and 0.82% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

The state reported 29 COVID-19 deaths today, compared to 130 yesterday, for a new total of 18,208.

The state reported 96,845 COVID-19 tests today, compared to 102,372 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported tests of 2,072 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,418 yesterday. The IDPH found nine positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 0.4%.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 3,522 cases, while Evanston’s health department counts 3,445 cases.

Chicago reported 865 new COVID-19 cases today for a total of 224,814 and 13 new deaths, for a total of 4,436.

Suburban Cook county reported 839 new cases today for a total of 208,275 and 11 more deaths for a total of 4,059.

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

As of last night, 3,408 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 720 patients were in the ICU and 387 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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