July 30, 2020
The Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 1,772 new COVID-19 cases (the highest daily number since May 24) and 18 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 176,896 in 102 counties, with a total of 7,478 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 41,134 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 4.3%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from July 23 to July 29 is 3.8%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours decreased from 1,491 patients to 1,452 patients. Of that figure, 353 patients were in the ICU, with 149 patients on ventilators.
At a news conference in Peoria this morning, Governor J.B. Pritzker warned that the state is at a “danger point” and could be headed for a reversal of its reopening if the COVID-19 case numbers continue to go up.
Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 4.4 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 150,283 deaths.
Today’s WHO Coronavirus Disease Dashboard shows more than 16.8 million COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 662,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with nearly 9 million cases and more than 346,000 deaths.