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Active COVID-19 Cases Fall Below 100 In Tri-County

An illustration created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the structure of the coronavirus now named COVID-19.
An illustration created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the structure of the coronavirus now named COVID-19.

The Tri-County area has dropped below 100 active COVID-19 cases for the first time in almost exactly a year.

Public health officials from Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties report eight hospitalized patients as of Monday, along with another 86 residents isolating at home. The 94 cases are the fewest since there were 84 on June 26, 2020; the number reached 99 three days later.

The region has added 25 new infections and one death linked to COVID-19 in the past week. That brings the Tri-County totals to 45,663 infections and 763 fatalities since the start of the pandemic, including 214 cases and 22 deaths since June 1.

Figures from the Illinois Department of Public Health show the three counties have combined to administer 307,952 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 153,258 area residents – 43.6 percent of the population – are fully vaccinated.

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