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Active COVID-19 Cases In Tri-County Area Fall For 2nd Straight Day

Peoria City / County Health Department
Tim Shelley
Peoria City / County Health Department

Active COVID-19 cases in the Tri-County area have fallen sharply, with nearly 600 fewer residents either hospitalized or isolating at home since Friday.

Tri-County health officials on Tuesday reported two new deaths and 106 more coronavirus infections in the past day, bringing the region's totals since the start of the pandemic to 510 fatalities and 31,376 cases. The two most recent victims were two Peoria County women, one in her 70s with underlying health issues and one in her 90s from Procter Place.

However, the number of COVID patients in Peoria-area hospitals fell to 66 from 72 – including 12 individuals in intensive care units, down from 29 the day before. Home isolations dropped significantly from 2,502 on Monday to 2,196. The latest figures combine for 2,262 current active cases in the region after last week ended with 2,859.

The Illinois Department of Public Health’s online database tracking COVID-19 vaccines indicated 28,866 doses have been administered in the Tri-County area and 2,682 people have been fully vaccinated. Across the state, 110,403 residents have received their second dose and a total of 719,995 vaccines have been administered.

With 3,667 new confirmed and probable coronavirus infections, Illinois’ case tally since mid-March climbed to 1,108,430. An additional 87 fatalities announced Tuesday brought the state’s death toll to 18,883.

The preliminary seven-day positivity rate ticked down to 5.7%, while hospitals across Illinois had 3,001 COVID patients as of Sunday night. That included 608 individuals in ICUs and 320 people on ventilators.

COVID-19 in Tri-County


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