Tri-County update shows 51 new cases of COVID-19, another two deaths

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Local health departments reported 51 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wednesday’s Tri-County COVID-19 update.

Peoria County reported 30 new cases, bringing the county’s total to 3,566 with 47 deaths. In Tazewell County, there are 15 new cases for a total of 1,821 with 28 deaths. Finally, Woodford County reported six new cases, bringing the county’s total cases to 439 with seven deaths.

The two additional COVID-19 related deaths were an 80-year-old Peoria County man and an 80-year-old Tazewell County Woman. Both were residents of long-term care facilities.

Collectively, the health departments reported a total of 5,826 cases with 82 deaths.

The Tri-County COVID-19 update states that 82.2% have recovered. 15.9% are self-isolating at home with a hospitalization rate of 0.5%.

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