Tri-County Adds 14 COVID-19 Deaths, Surpasses 30K Cases
Tri-County health officials Tuesday reported 13 more Peoria County deaths linked to COVID-19 over the three-day weekend, along with the passing of a Tazewell County man in his 70s.
The fatalities pushed the region's death toll since the start of the pandemic to 489, while 507 new coronavirus infections since Friday raised the area’s case count to 30,340.
Four of the Peoria County victims had underlying health conditions, including a woman in her 20s and a man in his 50s. All of the others were in their 60s or older, and seven lived in long-term care facilities: three from Proctor Place, two from Lutheran Hillside, and two from Sharon Willows.
Of the 96 patients with COVID-19 in Peoria-area hospitals, 29 are in intensive care units. The number of residents isolating at home increased to 2,731.
The Illinois Department of Public Health’s online database shows 17,225 vaccines have been administered in Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties, and 1,657 people have been fully vaccinated.
The IDPH reported 4,318 additional confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases as the state’s tally since the start of the pandemic climbed to 1,076,532. With 33 new fatalities, the state’s death toll moved to 18,291.
The preliminary seven-day positivity rate dropped to 6.9%, while hospitals across the state are treating 3,335 patients with COVID-19, including 713 in ICUs and 395 on ventilators. Across Illinois, 508,732 doses of COVD vaccines have been administered and 108,479 people have been fully vaccinated.
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