Evanston’s weekly cases per 100,000 people was 209 today, four times IDPH’s target for community spread. Its test positivity rate dropped to 1.7%, though, with significant increases in the number of tests for the past week.
There were 36 new confirmed COVID-19 cases of Evanston residents today.
The average number of new cases per day in the last seven days is 22.4, up from 21.3 on Jan. 7. For purposes of comparison, on Oct. 12, the seven-day average was 5.6.
During the last seven days there was an average of 1,286 tests per day, the highest seven-day average during the entire pandemic.
There has been a total of 3,404 COVID-19 cases of Evanston residents during the pandemic, 339 of which are active. An accompanying chart shows the trend.
In the last seven days, there was a total of 157 new COVID-19 cases of Evanstonians. That equates to about 209 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 1.7%.
No Evanstonian died due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at 100.
Impact of Northwestern University. Northwestern University has posted data on its website reporting that between Jan. 7 and 13, there were 53 new confirmed COVID-19 cases of faculty, staff and students. The number includes those who live outside of Evanston. The City claims it does not know how many of these cases are people who live in Evanston.
In the State, there were 6,652 new COVID-19 cases reported today.
Statewide, the average number of new cases per day in the last seven days is 6,376. The seven-day average one week ago, on Jan. 7, was 6,379, so today’s number is only 3 cases higher.
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 6.8% and the test positivity rate is 8.0%. IDPH’s target to control community spread is 5%.
On a Statewide basis, the number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 was 3,511 as of midnight on Jan. 13. This is down from an all-time high of 6,171 on Nov. 23.
The number of patients using ICU beds is 742, down from 1,195 on Dec. 1. The number of patients on ventilators is 382, down from 724 on Dec. 1.
Deaths: On a Statewide basis, there were 88 deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, which brings the total to 17,928.
For the last seven days, the numbers of deaths in the State are 126, 100, 81, 58, 117, 97, and 88 today. The seven-day average is 114.
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