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Tri-County Sees No New COVID-19 Deaths, Nearly 3K Vaccinations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tri-County health officials on Thursday reported no new fatalities linked to COVID-19, along with 89 new infections in the area, while the area’s fully vaccinated population approached 15%.  

Updated vaccine administration tracking figures from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) show an increase of 2,963 doses in Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties since Wednesday, bringing the region’s total vaccinations to 138,634. The three counties averaged 2,428 shots per day over the past week.

The Tri-County’s number of fully vaccinated adults grew to 52,513, or 14.94% of residents. That includes 1,383 individuals completing their vaccinations in the past day. Illinois added 112,776 shots delivered since Wednesday, for a total of nearly 3.7 million injections with 10.25% of residents fully vaccinated.

The 89 new illnesses in the Tri-County increased the case count since the start of the pandemic a year ago to 34,826 while the death toll remained at 589. Seven of the 24 coronavirus patients at Peoria-area hospitals are being treated in intensive care units, while about 350 individuals are isolating at home.

"For the past 14 days, we continue to average 50 new cases in the Tri-County. We're very excited to see that plateau and continue to stay at a relatively controllable level for our staff to handle, in terms of disease investigation and contact tracing," said Peoria City/County Health Department Administrator Monica Hendrickson.

State health officials reported 1,700 new COVID cases and 55 additional fatalities in the past day, moving Illinois' totals to 1,204,409 illnesses and close to 20,863 deaths. The state’s preliminary seven-day positivity rate ticked down once again, registering at 2.5%.

COVID-19 in Tri-County


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Joe Deacon is a reporter at WCBU.