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Tri-County Area Active COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Decline

Joe Deacon

While Tri-County health officials on Monday reported an increase of 404 total COVID-19 infections over the weekend, active cases declined by 285, to 2,574.

The number of residents in home isolation also fell from 2,778 to 2,502, while Peoria-area hospitals have 72 coronavirus patients – nine fewer than Friday. Twenty-nine individuals are being treated in intensive care units.

Five more deaths in the region have been attributed to COVID-19, including two men and two women from Tazewell County. All were in their 70s or older and two were from long-term care facilities in East Peoria. The fifth victim was a Woodford County man in his 90s. The region’s death toll since the start of the pandemic stands at 508, while the case total is up to 31,270.

Statistics on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s online database tracking COVID-19 vaccinations, show 26,935 doses have been administered in the Tri-County area and 2,273 people are fully vaccinated. Across Illinois, 110,403 residents have received a second dose and a total of 692,763 vaccines have been administered.

The IDPH reported 2,944 new COVID-19 cases and an additional 49 fatalities since Sunday, moving the statewide totals to 1,104,763 infections and18,798 deaths since mid-March. The preliminary seven-day positivity rate in Illinois dropped to 5.8%, while hospitals were treating 2,962 patients with COVID as of Sunday night, including 601 in ICUs and 302 on ventilators.

COVID-19 in Tri-County


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Joe Deacon is a reporter at WCBU.