Tri-County update shows 242 new cases of COVID-19, 1 additional death


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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Tri-County COVID-19 update reported 242 new and probable cases in the area Tuesday.

Peoria County reported 129 new cases, bringing the county’s total to 16,611 with 247 deaths. In Tazewell County, there are 95 new cases for a total of 13,240 with 232 deaths. Finally, Woodford County reported 18 new cases, bringing the county’s total cases to 3,607 with 63 deaths.

The Tazewell County Health Department reported one additional death. The death was not associated with a long-term care facility.

Collectively, the health departments reported a total of 33,458 cases with 542 deaths.

The Tri-County COVID-19 update states 96% have recovered and 2% are self-isolating at home. The hospitalization rate is 0.05%.

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