Illinois and National COVID-19 Update

May 21, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,268 new COVID-19 cases and 87 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 102,686 in 100 counties, with a total of 4,607 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 29,307 specimens have been processed, the highest one-day total so far. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours have increased from 3,914 patients to 4,107 patients. Of that figure, 1,088 patients are in ICU with 609 patients on ventilators.  At the same time, the number of available ICU beds increased by 200, and the number of available ventilators increased by 580.

Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 1.55 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. in 55 states and U.S. territories, with 93,061 deaths.  Twenty-nine states report more than 10,000 cases of COVID-19, with New York, New Jersey and Illinois having the most cases.