Evanston health officials reported two new COVID-19 cases in the city today, down from five yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged for over two weeks at 114.

Statewide there were 1,962 new cases, compared to 2,380 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 120,426 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is up slightly from the level of a week ago.

A total of 4.63 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 80% of the total 5.8 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 13.58% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Cook County, including Chicago, is only in the middle of the pack in the state in the percentage of residents vaccinated so far.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois increased, but the seven day average is down from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 713 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,706 yesterday. The IDPH found five positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 0.7%. The seven-day positive rate is down from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,242 cases. The city’s tally is 4,058.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a woman in her 30s, a man in his 50s, a man and a woman in their 60s, a woman and two men in their 70s, a woman and a man in their 80s, and a woman and a man in their 90s.

As of last night, 1,179 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 228 patients were in the ICU and 103 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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