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Covid-19: Wednesday, August 19

Today's statistics for Covid-19/ Evanston residents 

Confirmed cases: 951 (four new cases reported since yesterday) 

Active Cases: 60 Deaths: 71 (no additional deaths since yesterday), according to the city's Website. Covid-19 statistics for Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 2,295 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus, the highest daily case tally since May 24. The state has approached the late May number several times in recent weeks amid an uptick in statewide case counts and other coronavirus metrics compared with June and early July.

Officials also said more than 50,000 tests had been conducted during the previous 24 hours. That’s roughly twice the number that were being conducted in late May. As of Tuesday, the seven-day statewide average positivity rate was 4.4%, up from 3.9% two weeks earlier and 2.9% on July 18.


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