Evanston health officials reported two new COVID-19 case today, up from one yesterday. The death toll in the city has remained unchanged at 117 for nearly three weeks.

Statewide there were 808 new cases, compared to 933 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 49,402 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day vaccination average is up by 40% from a week ago.

A total of 10.99 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 81% of the total 13.39 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 40.12% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 42.85% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 17 today, up from 10 the day before. The seven day average of deaths stands at 26.3, down from 29.3 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 1.046 Evanston residents today, compared to 389 yesterday. The IDPH found no 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 4,932 cases. The city’s tally is 4,632.

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

As of last night, 1,419 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, up 28 from the day before. Of those, 350 patients were in the ICU and 180 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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