State, National, Global COVID-19 Update

Aug. 24, 2020

The Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 1,612 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 221,790 in 102 counties, with a total of 7,888 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 36,155 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 4.46%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from August 17 to August 23 is 4.2%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours increased from 1,449 patients to 1,529 patients. Of that figure, 334 patients were in the ICU, with 141 patients on ventilators.

Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 5.68 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 176,223 deaths.

Today’s WHO Coronavirus Disease Dashboard shows more than 23.3 million COVID-19 cases globally, with 806,410 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with more than 12.4 million cases and 442,150 deaths.