Covid-19: Friday, August 7
Today's statistics for Covid-19/ Evanston residents
Confirmed cases: 898 (12 new case reported since yesterday and the fourth consecutive day where five or more cases have been reported).
Deaths: 71 (no additional deaths since yesterday), according to the city's Website.
Covid-19 statistics for Illinois
For the first time in more than two months, the statewide count of newly confirmed cases of Covid-19 surpassed 2,000 in Illinois.
Today, public health officials said 2,084 new cases of coronavirus were logged during the last 24-hour period, and another 21 people with COVID-19 had died.
Earlier Friday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced his administration is filing new emergency rules to require businesses to enforce mask requirements that include the possibility of fines up to $2,500.