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COVID-19 update — July 31: State sees nearly 2,000 new cases, Tri-County recovery percentage falls

(WEEK) -- Peoria County now has 1,250 cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, an increase of 74 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday, according to the Peoria City/County Health Department.

Tazewell County saw an increase of 13, bringing its total to 335, and Woodford County saw three more cases for 89 total.

The Tri-County area is now reporting a total of 1,674 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 62.2% of cases have recovered, while 1.8% are hospitalized and 33.5% are at home in isolation.

Area hospitals are reporting seven cases are in the intensive care unit along with eight people under investigation in the ICU.

Thirty-four 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 nine new confirmed cases Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 513.

Currently, there are 83 cases at home in isolation, while three are hospitalized, the MCHD reports. There are 412 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, 1,941 new confirmed cases were reported for a total of 178,837, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

An additional 21 deaths were reported, bringing the state's total to 7,495.

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 49,782 specimens for a total of 2,699,568. 

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 24 –July 30 is 3.9%. 

As of last night, 1,369 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19.  Of those, 346 patients were in the ICU and 148 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The latest deaths reported by the IDPH are:

  • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 50s, 3 females 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 males 70s, 1 female 80s, 2 males 80s, 3 males 90s
  • DeKalb County: 1 female 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s
  • Kane County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 70s
  • Kendall County: 1 female 50s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 female 90s

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