State, National, Global COVID-19 Updates

Aug. 25, 2020

The Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 1,680 new COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 223,470 in 102 counties, with a total of 7,917 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 40,859 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 4.1%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from August 18 to August 24 is 4.1%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours increased from 1,529 patients to 1,549 patients. Of that figure, 345 patients were in the ICU, with 135 patients on ventilators.

Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 5.7 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with more than 176,600 deaths.

Today’s WHO Coronavirus Disease Dashboard shows more than 23.5 million COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 810,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with more than 12.5 million cases and more than 444,000 deaths.