State, National, Global COVID-19 Updates

July 28, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 1,076 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 173,731 in 102 counties, with a total of 7,446 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 28,331 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 3.8%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from July 21 to July 27 is 3.8%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours decreased from 1,417 patients to 1,383 patients. Of that figure, 329 patients were in the ICU, with 128 patients on ventilators.

Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 4.28 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 147,672 deaths.

Today’s WHO Coronavirus Disease Dashboard shows more than 16.3 million COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 650,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with more than 8.7 million cases and more than 339,000 deaths.