July 9, 2020
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 1,018 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths. The total of new cases reported today is the first time since June 5 that IDPH has reported more than 1,000 new cases in a day. The total number of cases in the state is 150,450 in 102 counties, with a total of 7,119 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 36,180 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 2.8%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from July 2 to July 8 is 2.6%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours decreased from 1,518 patients to 1,507 patients. Of that figure, 317 patients were in the ICU, with 153 patients on ventilators.
Today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 3 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 132,056 deaths.
Today’s WHO Coronavirus Disease Dashboard shows more than 11.8 million COVID-19 cases globally, with more than 545,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with more than 6.1 million cases and more than 272,000 deaths.