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COVID-19 update — August 3: Tri-County recoveries fall below 60 percent

(WEEK) -- Peoria County now has 1,337 cases of COVID-19 Monday, an increase of 87 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, July 31, according to the Peoria City/County Health Department.

Tazewell County saw an increase of 55, bringing its total to 390, and Woodford County saw 11 more cases for 100 total.

The Tri-County area is now reporting a total of 1,827 confirmed cases.

Tri-County deaths rises to 43 -- with Peoria County seeing their 32nd death.

Tazewell and Woodford remain unchanged at eight and three, respectively.

The health department reports 58.2% of cases have recovered, while 2.0% are hospitalized and 37.4% are at home in isolation.

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

Twenty-eight 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 seven new confirmed cases Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 552.

Currently, there are 101 cases at home in isolation, while two are hospitalized, the MCHD reports. There are 434individuals who are considered to have recovered.

County death totals remain at 15.

There have been 26,000 tests for the virus completed, with an overall positivity rate of 2.1%

The rolling seven-day positivity rate through August 2 is 1.9%.


Statewide, 1,298 new confirmed cases were reported for a total of 183,241, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

An additional 10 deaths were reported, bringing the state's total to 7,526.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 28,475 specimens for a total of 2,806,797.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 27 –August 2 is 4.0%.

As of last night, 1,418 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 347 patients were in the ICU and 132 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The latest deaths reported by the IDPH are:

  • Adams County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s
  • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s
  • LaSalle County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 80s

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