State, National, Global COVID-19 Updates

Sept. 9, 2020
The Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 1,337 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 253,690 in 102 counties, with a total of 8,214 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 48,029 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 2.78%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from September 2 to September 8 is 3.7%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours increased from 1,504 patients to 1,580 patients. Of that figure, 357 patients were in the ICU, with 133 patients on ventilators.
Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 6.3 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 189,147 deaths.
Today’s WHO Coronavirus Disease Dashboard shows more than 27.4 million COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 894,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with more than 14.2 million cases and more than 495,000 deaths.