Tri-County Eclipses 40K Residents Fully Vaccinated For COVID-19 | WGLT

Tri-County Eclipses 40K Residents Fully Vaccinated For COVID-19

Mar 3, 2021

The addition of more than 2,000 second doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in the past day lifted the Tri-County area past 40,000 fully vaccinated residents.

Meanwhile, area health officials Wednesday reported one death and 54 more cases linked to the pandemic, the same amounts from the previous day.

Updated figures on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s online database show an increase of 2,830 injections given in Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties, bringing the combined total to 118,633. That includes 2,052 more booster shots since Tuesday for a total of 41,114 – or 11.7% of the population.

The three counties have averaged 2,759 daily doses administered over the past week. Statewide, the rolling seven-day average is 84,201. More than 2.9 million vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois, including 906,490 follow-up shots (7.11% of residents).

The Tri-County’s most recent COVID-19 victim is a Peoria County man in his 70s with underlying health issues. The region’s death toll stands at 584, while the case count increased to 34,424. Hospitalizations for coronavirus infections dipped to 21, with an unchanged number of three intensive care unit patients.

The IDPH reported 2,104 new COVID-19 cases and 44 more deaths in the past day. Illinois' totals since mid-March are up to 1.19 million infections and 20,626 lives lost. The preliminary seven-day positivity rate moved up to 2.9%.

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