Tri-County update shows 45 new cases of COVID-19


This electron microscope image made available and color-enhanced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md., shows Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient. University of Hong Kong scientists claim to have the first evidence of someone being reinfected with the virus that causes COVID-19. They said Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 that genetic tests show a 33-year-old man returning to Hong Kong from a trip to Spain in mid-August had a different strain of the coronavirus than the one he’d previously been infected with in March. (NIAID/National Institutes of Health via AP)

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Local health departments reported 45 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Thursday’s Tri-County COVID-19 update.

Peoria County reported 16 new cases, bringing the county’s total to 2,271 with 36 deaths. In Tazewell County, there are 26 new cases for a total of 1,028 with nine deaths. Finally, Woodford County reported three new cases, bringing the county’s total cases to 257 with four deaths.

Collectively, the health departments reported a total of 3,556 cases with 49 deaths.

The Tri-County COVID-19 update states that 71.3% have recovered. 25.8% are self-isolating at home with a hospitalization rate of 1.7%.

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