Statistics reported Tuesday by Tri-County area health officials show 75 fewer COVID-19 patients in Peoria-area hospitals and 29 fewer in home isolation from the previous day.
The region added 344 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 18,320. Three new deaths increased the fatality count to 257.
Of the 173 individuals in hospitals, 53 are being treated in intensive care units. The number of residents in home isolation is now 5,786, while 12,188 people are considered to be recovered.
The most recent deaths are two Tazewell County men, one in his 70s and one in his 80s, and a Peoria County man in his 60s. None of the three were residents of long-term care facilities. The Tri-County area has added 63 COVID-related deaths in the past two weeks.
The latest case figures include additions of 174 in Peoria County, 119 in Tazewell County, and 51 in Woodford County.
Illinois Department of Public Health officials announced 12,542 new COVID-19 cases and 125 more deaths since Monday, bringing the state to a total of 738,846 cases and 12,403 deaths linked to the virus since March.
The state’s seven-day positivity rate held steady at 12.2%. As of Monday night, Illinois hospitals had admitted 5,835 patients with COVID-19, including 1,195 in the ICU and 721 on ventilators.
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