State, National, Global COVID-19 Updates

Aug. 13, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 1,834 new COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 200,427 in 102 counties, with a total of 7,696 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 46,006 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 3.98%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from August 6 to August 12 is 4.0%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours increased from 1,525 patients to 1,628 patients. Of that figure, 383 patients were in the ICU, with 127 patients on ventilators.

Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures showed nearly 5.2 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 165,148 deaths.

Today’s WHO Coronavirus Disease Dashboard shows more than 20.4 million COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 744,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with nearly 11 million cases and more than 398,000 deaths.