State, National, Global COVID-19 Updates

Sept. 11, 2020

The Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 2,145 new COVID-19 cases and 32 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 257,788 in 102 counties, with a total of 8,273 deaths.  IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 56,661 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 3.78%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from September 4 to September 10 is 3.9%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours increased from 1,609 patients to 1,619 patients. Of that figure, 359 patients were in the ICU, with 155 patients on ventilators.
IDPH today also reported 30 counties are considered to be at a warning level for COVID-19: Bond, Bureau, Cass, Clinton, Coles, Crawford, DeKalb, DuPage, Effingham, Greene, Grundy, Hancock, Henderson, Jackson, Jasper, Jersey, Lawrence, Madison, McLean, Monroe, Morgan, Pulaski, Schuyler, Shelby, Stark, St. Clair, Tazewell, Vermilion, Washington, and Williamson. A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase.
Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 6.38 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 191,353 deaths.

Today’s WHO Coronavirus Disease Dashboard shows more than 27.9 million COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 905,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with more than 14.4 million cases and more than 501,000 deaths.