July 27, 2020
The Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 1,231 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 172,655 in 102 counties, with a total of 7,416 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 30,567 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 4.0%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from July 20 to July 26 is 3.8%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours increased from 1,394 patients to 1,417 patients. Of that figure, 350 patients were in the ICU, with 124 patients on ventilators.
Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 4.2 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 146,546 deaths.
Today’s WHO Coronavirus Disease Dashboard shows more than 16 million COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 646,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with more than 8.6 million cases and more than 337,000 deaths.