State, National and Global COVID-19 Update

May 27, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 1,111 new COVID-19 cases and 160 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 114,306 in 100 counties, with a total of 5,083 deaths, and a recovery rate of 92%. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 17,179 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 6.5%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity from May 20-26 is 8.6%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours increased from 3,788 patients to 3,826 patients. Of that figure, 1,031 patients are in the ICU, with 592 patients on ventilators.

Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show more than 1.67 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. in 55 states and U.S. territories, with 99,031 deaths.

Today’s WHO Situation Report shows more than 5.48 million COVID-19 cases globally, with over 349,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with nearly 2.5 million cases and over 145,000 deaths.