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Tri-County Adds 10 COVID-19 Deaths Over Weekend

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tri-County health officials on Monday reported 10 new deaths linked to COVID-19 over the weekend, while the region moved closer to having one-third of the population fully vaccinated.

Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties combined for 332 additional coronavirus infections since Friday. However, active cases dropped by 417 – from 1,452 to 1,035, with 880 residents isolating at home.

Peoria-area hospitals saw an increase of 13 patients admitted with COVID-19, up to 155. Meanwhile, intensive care units are treating 40 individuals, six fewer than they had on Friday.

Among the latest victims were four Peoria County residents: one man in his 60s, two women in their 70s, and a man in his 90s. Following a case review, officials revised Peoria County’s figures to remove two previously reported deaths, due to one data entry error and one duplicate inclusion.

The region’s other new victims were four Tazewell County women in their 70s or older, including one resident of a long-term care facility; and two Woodford County men, one in his 40s and one in his 70s. The Tri-County’s death toll since last March stands at 672, while the total case count is up to 44,014.

Meanwhile, updated figures from the Illinois Department of Public Health show the region with 115,743 fully vaccinated residents, an increase of 1,303 from Friday that brings the Tri-County up to 32.94% of the population.

The area combined to log 1,938 administered doses over the weekend, bringing the number of total shots to 249,886. Illinois as a whole has surpassed 9.4 million shots, with 32.3% of residents fully vaccinated.

State health officials reported 2,049 new infections and 28 fatalities in the past day, raising Illinois’ counts since the start of the pandemic to 1.34 million cases and 22,047 fatalities.

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