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Tri-County Records 3rd COVID-Related Death Of Week

Local health officials announced Thursday that a Tazewell County man in his 80s died from COVID-19 complications, marking the Tri-County area's third pandemic-related fatality this week.

On Wednesday, a Peoria County woman in her 40s was confirmed as the region's youngest patient to succumb to the disease since the pandemic began. Both recent victims had underlying health conditions.

The death toll for the area now stands at 46, with 34 coming from Peoria County.

Tri-County officials confirmed 77 new infections Thursday, including 38 from Peoria County and 36 from Tazewell. The case count for the region increased to 2,540, and 61.7% percent of the patients have recovered.

Illinois reported an additional 1,834 COVID-19 cases Thursday, pushing the statewide total past 200,000. Nearly 7,700 deaths in the state have been attributed to the disease.

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