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COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Tri-County dip below 20, while the active caseload continues to decline

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The latest figures from the Illinois Department of Public Health show the Tri-County having 51.9% of residents fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Hospitalizations for COVID in the Peoria area matched an 11-week low on Monday, as active cases in the Tri-County saw a decline of 125 in just less than two weeks.

The local health departments from Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties report 488 infected residents isolating at home, and another 19 patients admitted to area hospitals — equaling the total from Aug. 11.

The active caseload of 507 is down by 33 from the end of last week and by 67 since last Monday. The last time the figure was below 500 was on Aug. 5, when there were 17 patients with COVID-19 in area hospitals and 469 residents quarantining at home.

The Tri-County added 134 new cases over the weekend, bringing the region's total infection count since the start of the pandemic to 53,683. That’s an addition of 399 infections over the past seven days, for a daily average of 57.

The death toll since last March stands at 830, with seven new fatalities reported in the past week, including two in Tazewell County since Friday.

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