Tri-County Adds 149 COVID-19 Cases, Nears 160K Vaccinations

Mar 19, 2021

Tri-County health officials on Friday reported 149 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, with the region on track to surpass 160,000 administered vaccine doses before the end of the weekend.

Updated figures from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) showed Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties combining for 2,641 shots added since Thursday. That pushes the region’s total to 158,394 injections, with an average of almost 2,400 per day over the past week.

The addition of 1,010 fully vaccinated individuals in the past day puts that total at 61,848, or 17.6% of the area’s population. Illinois as a whole us up to 4.5 million doses administered and 1.7 million fully vaccinated residents, or 13.3%.

The Tri-County’s COVID-19 case count since the start of the pandemic increased to 35,484 with 574 infections added in the past week. The death toll remains at 592 with only one new fatality in more than a week.

Ten of the 32 coronavirus patients in Peoria-area hospitals are in intensive care units, while more than 700 people are isolating at home.  

The IDPH announced 2,380 new cases and 34 more deaths statewide. Illinois’ totals over the past year increased to 1,218,470 infections and 21,022 lives lost. The preliminary seven-day positivity rate ticked up to 2.8%.

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