Evanston health officials reported two new COVID-19 cases in the city today, down from 12 yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged at 116 for over three weeks.

Statewide there were 1,860 new cases, compared to 2,813 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 44,678 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day vaccination average is down by 21% from a week ago.

A total of 9.39 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 79% of the total 11.80 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 32.27% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 33.83% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 27 today, down from 32 the day before. The seven day average of deaths is up from a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 782 Evanston residents today, compared to 1,135 yesterday. The IDPH found two positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here is unchanged from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,812 cases. The city’s tally is 4,533.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a man in his 20s, two women in heir 40s, a woman and a man in their 60s, a man in his 70s and two women and three men in their 80s..

As of last night, 1,916 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19 a decrease from the day before. Of those, 472 patients were in the ICU and 225 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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