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COVID-19 update — July 29: Tri-County recoveries tick upward, area sees 61 new cases

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(WEEK) -- Peoria County now has 1.101 cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, an increase of 45 new COVID-19 since Monday, according to the Peoria City/County Health Department.

Tazewell County saw an increase of 13, bringing its total to 301, and Woodford County saw three more cases for 80 total.

The Tri-County area is now reporting a total of 1,482 confirmed cases.

Tri-County deaths remain unchanged at 42 --Peoria County stands at 31 and Tazewell and Woodford sit at eight and three, respectively.

The health department reports 67.5% of cases have recovered, while 2% are hospitalized and 27.7% are at home in isolation.

Area hospitals are reporting 11 cases are in the intensive care unit along with one person under investigation in the ICU.

Twenty-three non-ICU beds are currently in use by those who tested positive for the virus and those who are under investigation.


The McLean County Health Department is reporting 14 new confirmed cases Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 486.

Currently, there are 63 cases at home in isolation, while three are hospitalized and one is in the intensive care unit, the MCHD reports. There are 405 individuals who are considered to have recovered.

County death totals remain at 15.

There have been 23,300 tests for the virus completed, with an overall positivity rate of 2.1%

The rolling seven-day positivity rate as of Wednesday is at 1.9%.


Statewide, 1,393 new confirmed cases were reported for a total of 175,124, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

An additional 18 deaths were reported, bringing the state's total to 7,462.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 38,187 specimens for a total of 2,608,652. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 22 –July 28 is 3.8%.  As of last night, 1,491 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 355 patients were in the ICU and 152 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The latest deaths reported by the IDPH are:

  • Carroll County: 1 male 80s
  • Cook County: 1 female 20s, 1 male 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 70s
  • Kane County: 1 female 60s, 2 female 90s
  • Kankakee County: 1 female 60s
  • Kendall County: 1 male 70s
  • Montgomery County: 1 male 50s
  • Peoria County: 1 male 80s
  • Saline County: 1 male 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s

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