July 28 COVID-19 Update: Cook County remains at community ‘high’ risk tier, Evanston at ‘medium’ risk tier


The total number of new COVID-19 cases in Evanston was 172 in the week ending July 27, compared with 167 in the week ending July 21, an increase of 3%. The seven-day average of new cases in the state increased 9.9%; hospitalizations remained the same.

Cook County, including Chicago, remained at the community’s “high” risk level. City officials say Evanston is at the “medium” risk level.

The number of new cases reported is significantly lower than the actual number of new contracted cases because many new cases are not being reported. [1] Some researchers estimate the actual number of new cases to be between six and ten times the reported number.

New Case Trends in Illinois and Evanston

Illinois: As of July 28, the number of new cases in the state was 7,151.

The seven-day average of new cases in Illinois on July 28 was 4,962, up from 4,514 on July 21, an increase of 9.9%. The graph below shows the trend.

Evanston: Evanston reported that there were 42 new COVID-19 cases from Evanston residents as of July 27. (Evanston is reporting COVID-19 data with a one-day delay.)

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