Today's listed statistics for Covid-19 cases of Evanston residents:
Confirmed cases: 678 (up from 666 confirmed cases yesterday). That’s 12 more cases since yesterday.
Deaths: 30 (no change since since yesterday, according to the City of Evanston).
For more Evanston Covid-19 info, click here.
Statewide, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said today that hospitalizations due to COVID-19, which had been plateauing, have dropped to a six-week low in Illinois. The percentage of coronavirus tests returning positive results statewide has also dropped from a high of 23 percent in late April to an average of 9.2 percent over the past seven days.
Meanwhile, officials announced 1,178 new cases of COVID-19 and 39 additional deaths, bringing the total number of known cases statewide to 113,195 and the death toll to 4,923.
Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said case numbers were lower in recent days, in part, because fewer tests are processed and reported over weekends (from the Chicago Tribune; read more here).
Read more Illinois statistics here.