State, National, Global COVID-19 Updates

Aug. 11, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 1,549 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 196,948 in 102 counties, with a total of 7,657 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 41,362 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 3.7%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from August 4 to August 10 is 4.1%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours decreased from 1,481 patients to 1,459 patients. Of that figure, 336 patients were in the ICU, with 127 patients on ventilators.

Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures showed nearly 5.1 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 162,407 deaths.

Today’s WHO Coronavirus Disease Dashboard shows nearly 20 million COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 732,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with nearly 10.7 million cases and more than 390,000 deaths.