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Tri-County’s active COVID-19 caseload drops to a 2-month low

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The daily average for new COVID-19 cases in the Tri-County over the past week dipped to just over 70, while active cases are down to the fewest in eight weeks.

The local health departments on Friday reported 27 patients in Peoria-area hospitals with coronavirus infections, and another 691 residents isolating at home. That combined total of 718 is down from 820 last Friday and the lowest since 710 on Aug. 13.

Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties added 498 new COVID-19 cases over the past seven days, for a daily average of 71. That average was 80 last Friday and 100 one week earlier. The region’s total case count since the start of the pandemic is up to 52,689 while the death toll is at 817, with the addition of two Peoria County fatalities in the past week.

The latest figures from the Illinois Department of Public Health show the region with 51.1% of residents now fully vaccinated.

Contact Joe at jdeacon@ilstu.edu.