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The number of confirmed cases of Evanston residents having COVID-19 grew to 89 as of 3 p.m. today, April 1, according to information provided by the City of Evanston. This is an increase of 8 cases since yesterday, March 31. The accompanying chart (in the rotating chart box) shows the trend starting on March 19. The first confirmed case of an Evanston resident was reported on March 13.

In the last four days, the increases have been 1, 3, 10 and 8 cases. The second chart in the rotating chart box shows the average daily increase in COVID-19 cases in Evanston and also the five-day CAGR, which is the average increase in the last five days.

For Chicago, the COVID-19 cases grew from 2,693 to 3,087 since yesterday, the cases grew in Cook County from 4,496 to 5,152, and the cases in Illinois grew from 5,994 to 6,980. A total of 40,384 people in Illinois have been tested for COVID-19. The trends are shown in the third chart in the rotating chart box.

The Stay-at-Home order has been extended to April 30. Both School District 65 and Evanston Township High School have confirmed that their schools buildings will be closed, but they provide Remote Learning. The Illinois State Board of Education provided recommendations for Remote Learning and requires all school districts in the State to develop Remote Learning Plans.

The Evanston RoundTable has established a section of its online newspaper where all articles relating to COVID-19 are collected. The articles may be accessed by clicking on COVID-19 in the top navigation bar. There is a drop-down section that contains articles posted by the RoundTable. The second drop down section is a mini-CDC site that is contains CDC’s updates.

The RoundTable thanks Karen Larkin for her assistance in providing some of the data for this article.