State, National, Global COVID-19 Updates

Aug. 20, 2020

The Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 1,832 new COVID-19 cases and 27 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 213,721 in 102 counties, with a total of 7,833 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 51,612 test specimens have been processed (another new one-day high total), with a positivity rate of 3.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from August 13 to August 19 is 4.4%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours remained the same, 1,519 patients. Of that figure, 357 patients were in the ICU, with 124 patients on ventilators.

Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 5.5 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 172,416 deaths.

Today’s WHO Coronavirus Disease Dashboard shows more than 22 million COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 782,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with more than 11.8 million cases and more than 426,000 deaths.