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COVID-19 update August 24: Peoria County reports 100 new cases, Tazewell adds 76

(WEEK) -- Nearly 200 additional cases are being reported by health departments in the Tri-County area of Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties since Friday, for a total of 3,397.

Peoria County saw an increase of 100 to bring its total to 2,191. Tazewell's total increased to 959 with 76 new cases and Woodford County added 18 cases for a total of 247.

No additional deaths were reported Monday. Peoria County has previously reported 36 COVID-19-related deaths, while Tazewell has had nine and Woodford has had three.

Of the total number of cases, 64.3% have recovered, with 32.6% at home in isolation and 1.7% hospitalized.

Area hospitals are reporting 16 cases are in the ICU, with one individual under investigation of having the virus in the ICU.

There are 38 non-ICU beds in use by those who have tested positive and those under investigation.


Earlier Monday, McLean County health officials announced 99 additional cases, to bring the county's total to 1,143.

The McLean County Health Department released a breakdown of the new cases by age:

  • 1-9 - 2        
  • 10-17 - 1
  • 18-19 - 35
  • 20s - 55
  • 30s - 1
  • 40s - 1
  • 50s - 2
  • 60s - 1
  • 70s - 1

As of Monday morning, 403 individuals are at home in isolation, while four are currently hospitalized.

The seven-day rolling positivity rate is at 7.3% through August 23.

The cumulative positivity rate after a total of 40,500 tests is at 2.8%.


State health officials reported 1,612 new cases to bring the statewide total to 221,790.

An additional eight deaths were announced for a total of 7,888, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The seven-day statewide positivity rate through Aug. 23 is at 4.2%.

In the last 24 hours, labs have reported an additional 36,155 tests for the virus, bringing the total to 3,740,191.

As of Sunday night, the IDPH reports there were 1,529 cases in the hospital. Of those, 334 were in the ICU and 141 were on ventilators.

The latest deaths reported by the IDPH are:

  • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
  • DuPage County: 1 male 70s
  • Iroquois County: 1 female 80s
  • Kane County: 1 male 50s
  • Monroe County: 1 female 70s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

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