Tri-County update shows 70 new cases of COVID-19

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Local health departments reported 70 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Friday’s Tri-County COVID-19 update.

Peoria County reported 32 new cases, bringing the county’s total to 2,091 with 36 deaths. In Tazewell County, there are 28 new cases for a total of 883 with nine deaths. Finally, Woodford County reported 10 new cases, bringing the county’s total cases to 229 with three deaths.

Collectively, the health departments reported a total of 3,203 cases with 48 deaths.

The Tri-County COVID-19 update states that 66.6% have recovered. 30.4% are self-isolating at home with a hospitalization rate of 1.6%.

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