Evanston health officials reported two new COVID-19 case today, for the second day in a row. The death toll in the city has remained unchanged at 117 for three weeks.

Statewide there were 1,139 new cases, compared to 808 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 59,494 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day vaccination average is up by 13% from a week ago.

A total of 11.05 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 82% of the total 13.42 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 40.37% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 43.13% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 26 today, up from 17 the day before. The seven day average of deaths stands at 26.0, down from 29.9 a week ago.

The number of COVID-19 tests reported statewide rose today, but the seven-day average test count is down from a week ago.

The IDPH reported tests of 1,204 Evanston residents today, compared to 1.046 yesterday. The IDPH found four new positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here is down from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,936 cases. The city’s tally is 4,634.

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

As of last night, 1,395 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, down 24 from the day before. Of those, 351 patients were in the ICU and 181 of those were on ventilators.

The latest COVID-19 charts for Evanston and Illinois

A note to our readers:

In light of increasing vaccination levels and decreasing daily COVID-19 case counts, we’ve decided to suspend publication of our coronavirus daily update data reports with this edition.

Evanston Now will continue to provide breaking news about the pandemic and publish other data related to it as events warrant.

Thanks for reading these reports over the past more than 14 months of the pandemic.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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