State, National, Global COVID-19 Updates

July 16, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 1,257 new COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 157,950 in 102 counties, with a total of 7,251 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 43,006 test specimens have been processed (a new one-day record high number of tests), with a positivity rate of 2.9%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from July 9 to July 15 is 3.1%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours decreased from 1,454 patients to 1,434 patients. Of that figure, 311 patients were in the ICU, with 127 patients on ventilators.

Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 3.48 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 136,938 deaths.

Today’s WHO Coronavirus Disease Dashboard shows more than 13.3 million COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 580,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with more than 7 million cases and more than 294,000 deaths.