Tri-County COVID-19 caseload adds nearly 150 in one day, tops 1,100
Active COVID-19 cases in the Tri-County have reached the highest level in the past 12 weeks.
The public health departments in Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties on Friday reported a caseload of 1,107 individuals with coronavirus infections. That’s up from 959 on Thursday and the most since 1,375 on Sept. 3.
The current figure includes 36 patients with COVID-19 being treated at Peoria-area hospitals, a gain of 13 since Monday. The 1,071 residents in home isolation include 474 in Peoria County and 431 in Tazewell County.
The Tri-County's total case count since the start of the pandemic is up to 55,914, while the death toll since March 2020 stands at 860 with nine additional fatalities in the past week.
According to updated figures from the Illinois Department of Public Health, 52.5% of Tri-County residents are now fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and 56.3% have gotten at least one shot. On Thursday, the Peoria City/County Health Department reported 9% of children between ages 5 and 11 have received their first dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.
Statewide, Illinois added 28,280 new COVID-19 cases and 150 additional deaths since last Friday. New cases increased 25% from last week. As of Thursday night, 1,759 people with COVID-19 were being treated in Illinois hospitals, including 350 patients in intensive care units and 152 on ventilators.
The pandemic has claimed 26,277 lives across Illinois over the past 19 months.