PEORIA — Health departments in the Tri-County Area reported 36 more cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Cases in Peoria County rose by 25, for a total of 1,056 since the pandemic began. Of those cases 317 are isolating at home, 22 are hospitalized, 686 have recovered, and 31 have died. People 19-29 years of age accounted for the highest number of cases, 20%, down from about 22% yesterday. Peoria County is currently reporting a 3.28% positivity rate.
Tazewell County reported nine more cases on Monday, for a to-date total of 288. Of those 81 are isolating at home, seven are hospitalized, 192 have recovered, and eight people have died. Just as in Peoria County, the 20-29 age range is providing the most confirmed cases, 20 percent. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Tazewell County had a positivity rate of 2% for the week of July 12-17.
Woodford County added two cases for a to-date total of 77. Of those cases none are hospitalized, nine are at home isolating, 65 have recovered, and three have died. Woodford is the only county in the Tri-County area where young people aren’t providing the most cases - the 50-59 age group accounts for 22 cases. The 19-29 age group isn’t far behind, however. They account for 19 cases. The positivity rate in Woodford County stands at 2.14%.
Hospitalizations increased by four since yesterday, with 22 people in non-intensive care unit beds compared to 18 yesterday. Ten people occupy ICU beds.
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