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Active Tri-County COVID-19 Cases Rise With Jump In Home Isolations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A spike in the number of Tri-County residents isolating this week at home with COVID-19 pushed the region’s active case count back over 100.

Updated figures from the area’s three public health departments show just five coronavirus patients in Peoria-area hospitals, but 113 infected individuals isolating at home. That’s an increase of 24 active cases from the previous week, but still the lowest number since the first week of June 2020.

The three counties combined to add 52 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the region’s total since the start of the pandemic to 45,715. Woodford County logged the area’s only fatality linked to COVID-19 since June 28, bringing the death toll to 764 since March 2020.

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) vaccination statistics updated Wednesday show Tri-County with 155,244 residents fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or 44.2%. Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties have combined to administer 311,451 vaccine doses overall.

In the week ending July 4, the Tri-County produced a COVID-19 test positivity rate of 1.44%, with 60 positive results among 4,162 tests; Woodford County accounted for 23 of the positives among just 493 tests (4.67%).

IDPH reports Illinois' statewide seven-day rolling average positivity rate at 1.6%. The state's COVID-19 counts since the start of the pandemic stand at 1.39 million cases and 23,278 fatalities.

Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows 54.5% of Illinoisans age 12 and older are fully vaccinated, and 69.9% have received at least one dose.

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