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Tri-County continues to see its COVID-19 caseload steadily decline

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Joe Deacon
A patient receives a COVID-19 vaccine injection at the Tazewell County Health Department clinic in Pekin.
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The number of active COVID-19 cases in the Tri-County fell by more than 100 from the start of last week, while the daily average for new cases also continues to decline.

Health departments in Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties on Tuesday reported 605 residents isolating at home, with an additional 27 patients with COVID-19 at Peoria-area hospitals. That's down from a caseload of 741 across the region as of last Monday, and 718 on Friday.

The Tri-County's total case count since the start of the pandemic is up to 52,904, with a daily average of 64 new cases over the past week. The region's COVID-19 death toll since March 2020 stands at 820, including three new fatalities since Friday.

Figures from the Illinois Department of Public Health show the Tri-County with 180,321 residents now fully vaccinated, or 51.3% of the total population.