COVID-19

Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

With the addition of more than 4,000 administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the past day, the Tri-County has surged past the 100,000-shot mark.

Joe Deacon / WCBU

Tri-County health officials reported 61 more COVID-19 cases in Wednesday’s daily update, but for the second consecutive day, the region saw no new fatalities added to the death toll.

Peoria City/County Health Department building
Tim Shelley / WCBU

Two men from Tazewell County became the latest Tri-County deaths linked to COVID-19, while the region moved closer to 34,000 coronavirus infections – and to 100,000 administered doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

As Illinois moves past the 2 million mark for COVID-19 vaccinations, the Tri-County area also continues to reach vaccine milestones, approaching 90,000 administered doses and eclipsing 20,000 people getting their second doses.

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WCBU file photo

The Peoria County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about an increase in COVID-19 scammers trying to swindle people in the Peoria area.

Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

Peoria County has eclipsed 50,000 administered doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and 10,000 residents fully vaccinated, while the Tri-County region has added 77 new coronavirus infections and three additional fatalities in the past day.

Peoria City/County Health Department building
Tim Shelley / WCBU

Peoria County has moved past 250 deaths linked to COVID-19 with five more fatalities reported Wednesday.

Joe Deacon / WCBU

The number of people in the Tri-County area with COVID-19 has fallen sharply since Friday, while more than 4% of the region’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Joe Deacon / WCBU

While the Tri-County area produced its most deaths linked to COVID-19 over a seven-day stretch since late January, the region also saw active coronavirus infections decline precipitously in the past three weeks.

Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

Three Woodford County residents have been announced as the Tri-County area’s latest COVID-19 victims, while the number of people from the region who have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine has topped 60,000.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tri-County health officials on Wednesday reported four new deaths linked to COVID-19 and 139 additional cases, while the region approaches 70,000 administered doses of coronavirus vaccines.

Joe Deacon / WCBU

Tri-County health officials on Tuesday reported just 82 new COVID-19 cases from the previous day, while hospitalizations and active cases in the region declined sharply from the day before.

Peoria City/County Health Department building
Tim Shelley / WCBU

Tri-County health officials on Monday reported five new fatalities linked to COVID-19 and 270 additional infections over the weekend.

Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus patients in Peoria-area hospitals increased from 37 to 50 – with more than half of them (26) in intensive care units after showing 11 ICU beds in use on Friday. The region currently has 1,968 residents isolating at home.

Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

More than 15% of the Tri-County population has received the COVID-19 vaccine and 2.5% is fully vaccinated, according to the latest figures from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A coronavirus mutation detected recently by Pekin's Reditus Laboratories is not quite identical to one commonly linked to the United Kingdom.

Peoria City/County Health Department building
Tim Shelley / WCBU

Peoria County has topped 35,000 administered doses of the coronavirus vaccine, as Tri-County health officials report three more deaths linked to COVID-19 and 153 additional infections.

Tim Shelley / Peoria Public Radio

Active COVID-19 cases in the Tri-County area dropped by more than 300 in the past day, while the region added just 50 more total infections and – for the first time in more than a month – no new deaths.

Peoria City/County Health Department building
Tim Shelley / WCBU

The Tri-County area added a little more than 300 new COVID-19 illnesses since Friday, but Peoria-area hospitals have fewer than 50 coronavirus patients for the first time in four months.

Joe Deacon / WCBU

More than 18,500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Tri-County region since last week – including 3,500 in the past day.  

Peoria City/County Health Department building
Tim Shelley / WCBU

A Peoria County woman in her 90s became the Tri-County area’s 513th resident to succumb to COVID-19 as the pandemic’s death toll in Illinois eclipsed 19,000.

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While 2020 was tough for many businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Peoria's real estate market enjoyed one of its best years on record.

Joe Deacon / WCBU

The start of high school basketball in central Illinois is on the horizon, and a timetable has been set for football, volleyball, soccer and other sports.

Joe Deacon / WCBU

Two more Tazewell County residents have succumbed to COVID-19, while active cases in the Tri-County area ticked up slightly in the past day.

Peoria County has discontinued use of a mobile morgue brought in amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peoria City/County Health Department building
Tim Shelley / WCBU

Active COVID-19 cases in the Tri-County area have fallen sharply, with nearly 600 fewer residents either hospitalized or isolating at home since Friday.

Joe Deacon / WCBU

With central Illinois moving into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan on Monday, high school basketball and other high-risk sports are cleared to compete. But a timeline for getting back in action remains undetermined for now.

Joe Deacon / WCBU

While Tri-County health officials on Monday reported an increase of 404 total COVID-19 infections over the weekend, active cases declined by 285, to 2,574.

Peoria City/County Health Department building
Tim Shelley / WCBU

Tri-County health officials on Friday announced three new deaths linked to COVID-19 and 185 additional coronavirus infections in the past day.

Peoria City/County Health Department building
Tim Shelley / WCBU

A Peoria County man in his 50s and a woman in her 90s from Sharon Healthcare Elms are the Tri-County area’s latest COVID-19 victims.

The Federal Correctional Institution in Pekin
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Vivian Reed wants the Federal Bureau of Prisons to be more forthcoming about conditions at the Federal Correctional Institution in Pekin amid a second COVID-19 outbreak.

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