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Active Tri-County COVID-19 Cases Tick Higher For 2nd Straight Week

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Tri-County area saw active COVID-19 cases climb slightly for a second straight week as the pace of vaccinations continues to slow.

Combined figures from the region’s three county health departments indicate 128 residents with coronavirus infections were isolating at home as of Monday, while Peoria-area hospitals had five patients with COVID-19.

That's an increase of 15 active cases from the week before and 39 since the end of June. Tazewell County accounted for the most people in home isolation (79) for the second week in a row.

Peoria County logged the region’s only death linked to COVID-19 in the past week, while the region added 69 new infections. The Tri-County has recorded 45,784 cases of COVID-19 and 765 fatalities since the start of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Illinois Department of Public Health vaccination figures updated Tuesday show Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties have combined to administer nearly 313,979 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines, with 44.6% of residents fully vaccinated.

That percentage has increased by only 0.8% since June 30.