July 17, 2020
The Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 1,384 new COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 159,334 in 102 counties, with a total of 7,272 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 43,692 test specimens have been processed (a new one-day record high number of tests and the second consecutive day of more than 40,000 tests), with a positivity rate of 3.17%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from July 10 to July 16 is 3.0%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours decreased from 1,434 patients to 1,431 patients. Of that figure, 309 patients were in the ICU, with 128 patients on ventilators.
Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 3.55 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 137,864 deaths.
Today’s WHO Coronavirus Disease Dashboard shows more than 13.6 million COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 585,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with more than 7.1 million cases and more than 297,000 deaths.