Covid-19: Friday, September 4
Today's statistics for Covid-19/ Evanston residents
Confirmed cases: 1,007 (seven new cases reported since yesterday)
Active Cases: 56
Deaths: 72 (no additional deaths since yesterday), according to the city's Website. Covid-19 statistics for Illinois
The Illinois Department of Public Health said today that there was significant slowdown in the agency’s test reporting earlier this week that it is just catching up with. That resulted in a unusually high daily count of both newly diagnosed cases, 5,368, and tests, 149,273. The state also reported 29 additional deaths of people with COVID-19 on Friday.
Meanwhile, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview this week that Illinois and a half-dozen other states with increasing COVID-19 numbers are at risk for a surge in cases over Labor Day weekend, according to Bloomberg.