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Active COVID-19 Cases Tumble Again In Tri-County

The number of people in the Tri-County area with COVID-19 has fallen sharply since Friday, while more than 4% of the region’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Area health officials on Tuesday reported 669 people in home isolation and 33 patients with the coronavirus in Peoria-area hospitals. That total is down 664 from the figure reported at the end of last week – and 2,125 from four weeks ago.

A Tazewell County woman in her 70s is the region’s latest resident to succumb to COVID-19, bringing the death toll since the start of the pandemic to 542. With 242 new infections since the last update, the Tri-County’s case total is up to 33,458.

According to statistics from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), 79,797 total coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered in Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties, with 14,198 people receiving a second dose.

The area’s rolling seven-day average for injections dipped to 1,718 with just 1,384 doses administered in the past day. Across Illinois, 1,863,562 total doses have been administered in Illinois, with 430,489 people receiving a second dose.

Illinois health officials announced 1,348 new COVID-19 cases and 32 more deaths linked to the pandemic in the past day. The state’s totals since mid-March stand at nearly 1,164,922 infections and 20,034 fatalities. Hospitals across the state had 1,726 patients with COVID as of Monday night, while the preliminary seven-day positivity rate fell to 3.4%.

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