State, National, Global COVID-19 Updates

Sept. 12, 2020

The Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 1,373 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 262,744 in 102 counties, with a total of 8,314 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 35,930 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 3.8%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from September 7 to September 13 is 3.6%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours increased from 1,422 patients to 1,431 patients. Of that figure, 335 patients were in the ICU, with 131 patients on ventilators.
Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 6.5 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 193,705 deaths.

Today’s WHO Coronavirus Disease Dashboard shows more than 28.9 million COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 922,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with more than 14.8 million cases and more than 511,000 deaths.