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Tri-County Adds 5 COVID-19 Deaths; Hospitals See Surge In ICU Patients

Peoria City / County Health Department
Peoria City / County Health Department

Tri-County health officials on Monday reported five new fatalities linked to COVID-19 and 270 additional infections over the weekend.

Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus patients in Peoria-area hospitals increased from 37 to 50 – with more than half of them (26) in intensive care units after showing 11 ICU beds in use on Friday. The region currently has 1,968 residents isolating at home.

Peoria County has moved past 40,000 administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines and 5,000 people fully vaccinated, according to updated figures from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

Adding totals from Tazewell and Woodford counties, 66,226 doses have been delivered and 9,857 residents are fully vaccinated – or 2.8% of the population. Over the past seven days, the region has averaged 2,826 vaccine doses administered daily.

The pandemic’s latest victims included two men in their 80s and a woman over 100 from Peoria County, and two Tazewell County residents over 80. Four of the five were from long-term care facilities, while the other had underlying health issues.

The area’s death toll since mid-March increased to 529, while the case count stands at 32,801. With 1,745 new infections and 35 additional fatalities across Illinois since Sunday, the state’s figures rose to 1,148,088 cases and 19,668 lives lost.  

Nearly 300,000 people across the state are fully vaccinated, and 1,358,967 doses have been injected. The state’s preliminary seven-day positivity rate dropped to 4.1%, while Illinois hospitals had 2,161 coronavirus patients as of Sunday night with 469 in ICUs and 251 on ventilators.

COVID-19 in Tri-County


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