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COVID-19 update – Feb. 23: No additional deaths reported in Tri-County area; state reports 1,665 new cases

(WEEK) -- State public health officials are reporting 27 more COVID-19-related deaths and 1,665 new cases Tuesday, bringing the state's death toll to 20,330 and the total number of cases to 1,177,320.

The Illinois Department of Public Health is also announcing the state's rolling positivity rate has dropped to 3%. Region 2, which includes the Peoria and Bloomington-Normal areas, is seeing its rate stay flat at 3.8% for the second consecutive day.

As of Monday night, 1,488 individuals in Illinois were reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19, with 361 of those in the ICU and 172 on ventilators.

A total of 2,254,982 vaccines have been administered throughout the state, with 291,269 of those at long-term care facilities.

Total Cases Change All Time

Graphic Provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health

In the Tri-County area of Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties, local health departments are reporting 61 new COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths.

Peoria County is reporting an increase of 27 cases for a total of 16,902.

Tazewell County added 29 cases to bring its total to 13,433 and Woodford County is seeing an increase of five cases for a total of 3,664.

The Tri-County area's total number of COVID-19-related deaths stands at 553, with Peoria County having reported the most with 254, Tazewell County has previously reported 235 and Woodford County has reported 64.

Of the 33,999 total number of cases throughout the three counties, 97% are considered to be recovered, while .06% are hospitalized and 1% are at home in isolation.

Area hospitals are reporting 14 ICU beds and 24 non-ICU beds are currently in use by those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and those under investigation of having the virus.


In McLean County, public health officials are reporting 40 new cases, bringing the county's total to 14,422.

The McLean County Health Department is also reporting the county's rolling positivity rate at 3.1%.

As of Tuesday morning, 21 county residents are reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19 and 195 are at home in isolation. A total of 14,036 individuals are considered to be recovered.

Hospitals in McLean County are reporting 77% of ICU beds and 92% of all beds are currently in use.

Around 28,000 vaccines have been administered in the county.

Graphic provided by the McLean County Health Department

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