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COVID-19 update — July 30: Tri-County sees 102 new cases, state sees most cases since May 24

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(WEEK) -- Peoria County now has 1,176 cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, an increase of 75 new COVID-19 cases since Wednesday, according to the Peoria City/County Health Department.

Tazewell County saw an increase of 21, bringing its total to 322, and Woodford County saw six more cases for 86 total.

The Tri-County area is now reporting a total of 1,584 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 64.7% of cases have recovered, while 1.8% are hospitalized and 30.8% are at home in isolation.

Area hospitals are reporting 10 cases are in the intensive care unit along with one person under investigation in the ICU.

Thirty 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 18 new confirmed cases Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 504.

Currently, there are 77cases at home in isolation, while three are hospitalized and one is in the intensive care unit, the MCHD reports. There are 409 individuals who are considered to have recovered.

County death totals remain at 15.

There have been 24,000 tests for the virus completed, with an overall positivity rate of 2.1%

The rolling seven-day positivity rate through July 28 is 1.8%.


Statewide, 1,772 new confirmed cases were reported for a total of 176,896, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

An additional 18 deaths were reported, bringing the state's total to 7,478.

This is the most new cases in Illinois since May 24 when the state saw 2,508 new cases.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 41,134 specimens for a total of 2,649,786.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 23–July 29 is 3.8%. As of last night, 1,452 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 353 patients were in the ICU and 149 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The latest deaths reported by the IDPH are:

  • Champaign County: 1 female 90s
  • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 80s
  • Kane County: 1 female 70s
  • Kankakee County: 1 male 60s
  • Lake County:1 male 80s
  • Macon County: 1 male 50s
  • Madison County: 1 male 60s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 80s

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