Covid-19: Sunday, July 19
Today's statistics for Covid-19/Evanston residents
Confirmed cases: 838 (one new case reported since yesterday).
Deaths: 71 (no additional deaths since yesterday), according to the city's Website.
Covid-19 statistics for Illinois
Illinois reported 965 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 today, bringing the state’s total case number to 161,575. State health officials also said six more people have died after contracting the virus.
So far, 7,295 people have died in Illinois.
On Friday, suburban Cook County announced it was joining the City of Chicago in requiring people coming to Illinois from states with high rates of Covid-19 infection to quarantine upon arrival for 14 days.
Free testing in Evanston tomorrow
Tomorrow, Monday, July 20 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., community testing will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis at the Evanston Township High School parking lot located north of Lake Street and east of Dodge Avenue, while supplies last. Community members should enter the testing line from northbound Dodge Avenue. Testing will be offered in a drive-through format; however, walk-ins will also be accepted.
No appointment is needed to participate in this event.
Testing will be provided free of charge for those without health insurance. Those with health insurance should bring their insurance card or provide the name of their insurance provider for billing. AMITA will bill the primary insurance on file; there will be no out of pocket cost to participants.
A doctor will be on site to answer questions, and Spanish-speaking team members will be available to assist, as needed. Participants in need will be provided with a face covering upon arrival, and should maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from non-family members at the event.
Test results are expected to be available within four days of testing. AMITA Health St. Francis Hospital will follow up with all who are tested to provide results, whether positive or negative, and additional education and instructions, as needed.
In addition to these community testing events, residents can access free testing at State community-based testing sites. Testing may also be provided through a resident's primary healthcare provider.