A Tazewell County man in his 40s is among 15 new Tri-County area deaths attributed to COVID-19 since Friday, as local health officials on Monday reported an increase in hospitalizations, but a drop in active cases.
The latest figures add 566 coronavirus infections to the region’s total since the start of the pandemic, which now stands at 28,962.
Peoria-area hospitals report 100 patients with COVID-19, up from 90 on Friday; intensive care units are treating 39 people with the virus. With 2,751 residents isolating at home, active cases fell by 79.
Among the other recent victims were 10 men and one woman from Tazewell County and two women and a man from Peoria County. All were in their 60s or older; five lived in long-term care facilities, and two others had underlying health issues. The region’s death toll stands at 463.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 4,776 more COVID-19 cases and 53 additional deaths on Monday, bringing the statewide figures to 1,033,526 infections and 17,627 fatalities. The state’s current preliminary seven-day positivity rate is 8.9%.
As of Sunday night, hospitals across the state had 3,540 patients admitted with the coronavirus, including 759 in ICUs and 451 on ventilators.
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