June 24, 2020
The Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 715 new COVID-19 cases and 64 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 138,540 in 101 counties, with a total of 6,770 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 29,331 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 2.4%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from June 17 to June 23 is 3%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours decreased from 1,648 patients to 1,614 patients. Of that figure, 389 patients are in the ICU, with 219 patients on ventilators.
Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 2.3 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 121,117 deaths.
Today’s WHO Situation Report shows more than 9.1 million COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 473,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with more than 4.5 million cases and more than 226,000 deaths.