State, National, Global COVID-19 Updates

July 23, 2020

The Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 1,624 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 166,925 in 102 counties, with a total of 7,367 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 39,706 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 4.1%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from July 16 to July 22 is 3.4%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours increased from 1,456 patients to 1,473 patients. Of that figure, 309 patients were in the ICU, with 135 patients on ventilators.

Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 3.9 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 142,755 deaths.

Today’s WHO Coronavirus Disease Dashboard shows more than 15 million COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 619,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with more than 7.9 million cases and more than 317,000 deaths.