Tri-County Adds 200 COVID-19 Cases, 1 Death; Hospitalizations Decline
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in the Peoria area dipped below 100 in the latest figures released Thursday by Tri-County health department officials.
A Peoria County man in his 70s became the region’s 467th resident to succumb to a coronavirus infection since the start of the pandemic as Thursday marked a third consecutive day with no more than two COVID-related deaths reported.
With 200 more illnesses added in the past day, the area’s case count climbed to 29,559. Hospitalizations dropped from 111 to 99, with 25 patients in intensive care units, while 2,660 residents are isolating at home.
Data from the Illinois Department of Public Health indicates 13,704 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties, with 1,582 people fully vaccinated.
Illinois’ coronavirus case count moved to 1,057,682 with 6,652 new infections since Wednesday, while 88 additional fatalities pushed the state’s death toll since mid-March to 17,928.
The statewide preliminary seven-day positivity rate is down to 8.0%, while hospitals across the state had 3,511 COVID-19 patients as of Wednesday night. Of those, 742 were in ICUs and 382 were on ventilators.
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