June 5, 2020
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 1,156 new COVID-19 cases and 59 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 125,915 in 101 counties, with a total of 5,795 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 18,903 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 6%. The state has now surpassed the one million mark in total number of tests. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from May 29 to June 4 is 6%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours decreased from 3,044 patients to 2,911 patients. Of that figure, 817 patients are in the ICU, with 500 patients on ventilators.
IDPH also reported today that a pet cat recently tested positive for COVID-19 after becoming sick in mid-May. The cat was in a home with people who had tested positive. This is the first animal to test positive for the virus in Illinois. There is no evidence COVID-19 is transmitted from animal to humans. However, if you are sick, you should distance yourself from pets as well as people.
|Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 1.86 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 108,064 deaths.
The latest WHO Situation Report shows more than 6.5 million COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 387,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with nearly 3.1 million cases and over 172,000 deaths.