State, National, Global COVID-19 Updates

July 15, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 1,187 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 156,693 in 102 counties, with a total of 7,226 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 38,161 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 3.1%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from July 8 to July 14 is 3.1%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours increased from 1,416 patients to 1,454 patients. Of that figure, 324 patients were in the ICU, with 130 patients on ventilators.

Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 3.4 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 135,991 deaths.

Today’s WHO Coronavirus Disease Dashboard shows more than 13.1 million COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 574,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with more than 6.8 million cases and more than 290,000 deaths.