Evanston health officials reported two new COVID-19 cases among city residents today while statewide 1,173 new cases were reported.

To date 840 Evanston residents have tested positive for the disease. The death toll remained unchanged for a 10th day today at 71.

Statewide 162,748 people have tested positive, and six more people died, bringing the death toll to 7,301.

Chicago reported 187 new cases today for a total of 57,150, but the death toll there remained unchanged at 2,728.

Suburban Cook County had 195 new cases today for a total of 41,902 and had one additional death for a total of 2,049.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported test results for 34,598 people today as the total number of people tested in the state neared 2.3 million.

The positive rate statwide today was 3.4%, compared to an average of 3% over the last seven days.

The IDPH reported tests on 222 Evanston residents today and it noted three positive results for a positive rate of 1.4%. All three of the new cases the IDPH reported today came from the south Evanston 60202 ZIP Code.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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