State, National, Global COVID-19 Updates

July 20, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 1,173 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 162,748 in 102 counties, with a total of 7,301 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 34,598 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 3.4%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from July 13 to July 19 is 3.0%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours increased from 1,356 patients to 1,410 patients. Of that figure, 308 patients were in the ICU, with 133 patients on ventilators.

Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 3.76 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 140,157 deaths.

Today’s WHO Coronavirus Disease Dashboard shows more than 14.3 million COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 603,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with more than 7.5 million cases and more than 309,000 deaths.