May 28, 2020
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today 1,527 new COVID-19 cases and 104 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 115,833 in 100 counties, with a total of 5,186 deaths. IDPH says that in the past 24 hours, 25,993 test specimens have been processed, with a positivity rate of 5.9%. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity from May 21-27 is 8.3%. Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours decreased from 3,826 patients to 3,649. Of that figure, 1,009 patients are in the ICU, with 576 patients on ventilators.
Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show nearly 1.7 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. in 55 states and U.S. territories, with 100,446 deaths.
Today’s WHO Situation Report shows more than 5.59 million COVID-19 cases globally, with over 353,000 deaths. The Region of the Americas (includes the U.S.) continues to lead the world with more than 2.55 million cases and over 148,000 deaths.