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Tazewell County Reports First COVID-19 Case

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Tazewell County is now reporting its first confirmed COVID-19 case.

A man in his 70s received positive test results Wednesday. His exposure wasn't related to a confirmed case or travel.

The man is currently hospitalized. The Tazewell County Health Department is tracing the man's recent contacts.

Health officials ask people to stay at home whenever possible, wash your hands, and maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet.

Peoria and Woodford counties have already reported multiple cases of COVID-19. This is the first reported community spread case in the Tri-County region.People like you value experienced, knowledgeable and award-winning journalism that covers meaningful stories in the Peoria area. To support more stories and interviews like this one, please consider making a contribution.

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Tim Shelley is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.