Four new Tri-County COVID deaths, outbreak at Pekin correctional facility continues with 109 total cases

Coronavirus

PEKIN, Ill. (WMBD) — Wednesday’s Tri-County COVID-19 update reported the Federal Correctional Institution in Pekin is still experiencing an outbreak with a total of 109 cases of the virus.

17 of the new cases in Tazewell County come directly from the correctional institution. While the total number of cases caused since the start of the outbreak in late September, 131 inmates have tested positive for the virus at the facility in total.

The report also showed four new COVID-related deaths in the Tri-County area. Three of those deaths come from Peoria County while one came from Woodford County.

Peoria County:

  • Female, 80’s, resident of Heritage Health
  • Female, 90’s, resident of Heritage Health
  • Female, 90’s, resident of Evergreen 

Woodford County:

  • Male in his 80s with co-morbidities; not associated to a Long Term Care Facility

Peoria County reported 69 new cases and three new deaths for a total of 4,766 cases with 69 deaths. Tazewell County reported 77 new cases for a total of 2,802 cases with 57 deaths. Finally, Woodford County reported 18 new cases and one new death for a total of 699 cases with 18 deaths.

Collectively, the Tri-County area reported a total of 8,267 cases with 144 deaths.

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