Active Tri-County COVID-19 Cases Approach 1K; Hospitalizations Dip
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in the Tri-County dropped slightly this weekend, but an increase of nearly 200 active cases over the past week has the area on the verge of topping 1,000.
Public health officials on Monday reported 254 new COVID-19 cases in Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties since Friday, moving the region’s total since the start of the pandemic to 48,211. The three counties have combined to average 570 new cases each week over the past month.
Peoria-area hospitals are treating 28 patients with COVID-19, down from 36 on Friday. But the number of individuals isolating at home increased from 877 to 915.
The active caseload was 748 one week ago, and hasn't exceeded 1,000 since May 10.
Each of the three counties reported one new fatality linked to COVID-19 over the weekend, pushing the region’s death toll since March of last year to 780.
Updated figures from the Illinois Department of Public Health show the Tri-County with 170,141 residents fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or 48.4% of the population.