On July 19, 2006, USCIS updated the current cap count with new data gathered as of July 18. The number of approved and receipted pending petitions has now reached 16,991. Approximately 360 H-1B Advanced Degree petitions have been received but have not yet been data-entered and receipted. As of July 19, the combined approximate total is 17,351.
Data gathered on July 11 and posted to the USCIS website on July 12 showed that approximately 16,008 petitions had been approved, data-entered, or received but not yet processed as of July 11. Thus, USCIS received approximately 1,343 petitions in the course of 5 business days