State, National, Global COVID-19 Updates

July 8, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 980 new COVID-19 cases and 36 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 149,432 in 102 counties, with a total of 7,099 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 32,742 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 2.99%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from July 1 to July 7 is 2.6%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours increased from 1,385 patients to 1,518 patients. Of that figure, 331 patients were in the ICU, with 151 patients on ventilators.

Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 2.98 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 131,065 deaths.

Today’s WHO Coronavirus Disease Dashboard shows more than 11.6 million COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 539,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with more than 6 million cases and more than 268,000 deaths.