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COVID-19 update – March 4: Tri-County area reports 52 new cases; Illinois sees more than 90K vaccines administered Wednesday

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(WEEK) -- The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday is reporting 1,740 new COVID-19 cases and an additional 42 deaths, bringing the state's total number of cases to 1,193,260 and the death toll to 20,668.

The IDPH is also reporting a total of 2,993,543 vaccines have been administered throughout the state and that 93,302 doses were administered on Wednesday.

As of Wednesday night, 1,200 individuals in Illinois were reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19, with 260 of those in the ICU and 128 on ventilators.

Illinois' rolling positivity rate is being reported at 2.9% and Region 2, which includes the Peoria and Bloomington-Normal areas, is seeing its rate stay flat at 2.9% for the third consecutive day.

Total Cases Change All Time

Graphic provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health

Local health departments in the Tri-County area of Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties are reporting 52 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the area's total to 34,476.

Peoria County is announcing one additional death, a woman in her 70s and resident of Cornerstone, to bring the county's total to 285.

Woodford and Tazewell counties are not reporting any new deaths, leaving their totals at 64 and 236, respectively.

Tazewell County is again reporting the largest increase of new cases with 29, raising its total to 13,644.

Peoria County is adding 19 cases for a total of 17,091 and Woodford County's total rose to 3,741 with four new cases reported.

Of the total 34,476 total cases throughout the three counties, 97% are considered to be recovered, while .05% are hospitalized and 1% are at home in isolation.

Area hospitals are reporting two ICU beds and 20 non-ICU beds are in use by those who tested positive for COVID-19 and those under investigation of having the virus.


In McLean County, 12 new COVID-19 cases are being reported Thursday to bring the county's total to 14,593 as the rolling positivity rate increased to 2.4%.

As of this morning, 21 county residents are reportedly hospitalized due to COVID-19 and 173 individuals are at home in isolation. The McLean County Health Department is also reporting 14,227 individuals are considered to be recovered.

Hospitals in the county are reporting 81% of ICU beds and 92% of all beds are currently in use.

There have been 173 COVID-19-related deaths reported in McLean County since tracking began.

McLean County vaccine update
The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) will open registration today at 11:00 am for first-dose appointment for clinics at the Grossinger Motors Arena on Tuesday (March 9), Thursday (March 11) and Tuesday (March 16).

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