June 29, 2020
The Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 738 new COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 142,461 in 101 counties, with a total of 6,902 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 26,918 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 2.7%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from June 22 to June 28 is 2.7%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours increased from 1,464 patients to 1,501 patients. Of that figure, 372 patients are in the ICU, with 187 patients on ventilators.
Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 2.5 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 126,369 deaths.
Today’s WHO Situation Report shows more than 10 million COVID-19 cases globally, with nearly 500,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with more than 5 million cases and more than 244,000 deaths.