Evanston health officials reported two new COVID-19 cases today, down from eight yesterday. The death toll in the city remained unchanged at 117.

Statewide there were 1,918 new cases, compared to 1,795 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 68,035 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day vaccination average is up by 16% from a week ago.

A total of 10.18 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 80% of the total 12.60 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 36.54% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 38.71% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 35 today, up from 24 the day before. The seven day average of deaths stands at 26.3, down from 29.9 a week ago.

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

The IDPH reported tests of 971 Evanston residents today, compared to 474 yesterday. The IDPH found 10 positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here is up slightly from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,890 cases. The city’s tally is 4,596.

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

As of last night, 1,765 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, down by 165 from the day before. Of those, 465 patients were in the ICU and 236 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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