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An accompanying chart shows the number of new cases per 100,000 people for Evanston, Suburban Cook County, Chicago and the State. The chart shows that the number of new cases in each area has come down significantly from near highs on Nov. 17, but the number of new cases has increased in each area in the last week. The chart also shows that each area is still much higher than IDPH’s target of 50 weekly cases per 100,000, a number that would enable a region to effectively contact trace and suppress the virus.
The City’s Vaccination Interest Form
The City of Evanston’s Health and Human Services Department is encouraging all individuals 16 years or older who live or work in Evanston to complete an online survey to help the City better understand local vaccine demand and to support its ongoing vaccination planning and distribution efforts.
The City says that individuals who complete the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Interest Form, available at cityofevanston.org/vaccine, will receive regular updates on the vaccine process and when and where COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to them. Completing the form will not register individuals to receive a vaccine. For households with more than one person, each individual should complete the form separately.
Evanston COVID-19 Data
There were 37 new confirmed COVID-19 cases of Evanston residents today. There were also 1,600 tests reported today, a daily high for the entire pandemic.
The average number of new cases per day in the last seven days is 21.3, up from 14.4 on Dec. 31. For purposes of comparison, on Oct. 12, the seven-day average was 5.6.
There has been a total of 3,247 COVID-19 cases of Evanston residents during the pandemic, 347 of which are active. An accompanying chart shows the trend.
In the last seven days, there was a total of 149 new COVID-19 cases of Evanstonians. That equates to about 194 new cases per 100,000 people in the seven-day period. IDPH’s target to control community spread is 50.
The case positivity rate over the last seven days is 3.2%.
No Evanstonian died due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at 96.
Impact of Northwestern University. There were 30 new COVID-19 cases of Northwestern University faculty, staff and students in the period Dec. 31 through Jan. 6. NU and the City have not provided data showing how many of the cases are of residents of Evanston.
In the State, there were 8,757 new COVID-19 cases reported today.
Statewide, the average number of new cases per day in the last seven days is 6,379. This is the tenth day in a row that the seven-day average has increased. The seven-day average one week ago, on Dec. 31, was 5,469, so today’s number is a 17% increase.
Today’s seven-day average, though, is down from an all-time high of 12,380 on Nov. 17. An accompanying chart shows the trend.
In the seven days ending Jan. 7, the number of new cases per 100,000 people in the State was 352.
The seven-day case positivity rate for the State today is 8.5% and the test positivity rate is 9.8%. IDPH’s target to control community spread is 5%.
On a Statewide basis, the number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 was 3,921 as of midnight on Jan. 6. This is down from an all-time high of 6,171 on Nov. 23.
The number of patients using ICU beds is 783, down from 1,195 on Dec. 1. The number of patients on ventilators is 450, down from 724 on Dec. 1.
Deaths: On a Statewide basis, there were 177 deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, which brings the total to 17,272.
For the last seven days, the numbers of deaths in the State are 155, 29, 81, 79. 124, 139, and 177. The seven-day average is 100.
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