COVID-19 update – May 10: Tri-County area reports 8 more deaths, 172 new cases


(WEEK) — Public health departments in the Tri-County area of Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties are reporting eight more COVID-19-related deaths and an additional 172 cases over the weekend.

Peoria County is reporting six of the latest deaths, to bring its total to 330.

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Tazewell County and Woodford County are each reporting one new death each, raising their total to 275 and 84, respectively.

Peoria County is also seeing the largest increase of new cases with 103 being reported on Monday to raise its total to 23,097.

Tazewell County is adding 54 cases and Woodford County’s total increased to 4,769 with 15 new cases reported.

Of the combined total of 44,674 cases throughout the three counties, 96% are considered recovered, while .21% are hospitalized and 2% are at home in isolation.

Area hospitals are reporting 29 ICU beds and 96 non-ICU beds are in use by those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and those under investigation of having the virus.

The hospitals are also reporting eight additional deaths in the last three days.

In McLean County, 91 new COVID-19 cases are being reported since Friday, raising the county’s total to 17,943.

No additional deaths were reported Monday to leave that total at 224.

As of Monday, according to the McLean County Health Department, 35 county residents are reportedly hospitalized due to COVID-19, 361 individuals are at home in isolation, but 17,323 individuals are considered to be recovered.

The county’s rolling positivity rate has fallen to 3.5%.

Hospitals in the county are reporting 92% of ICU beds and 85% of all beds are currently in use.

There have been approximately 129,445 vaccines administered in McLean County.

Graphic provided by the McLean County Health Department

Statewide, an additional 1,424 cases are being reported as well as 12 additional deaths.

The latest report from the Illinois Department of Public Health brings the state’s total number of cases to 1,356,391 and the death toll to 22,235.

There have been a total of 9,978,915 doses of the vaccine administered throughout Illinois, with 70,426 jabs given yesterday.

The state’s rolling positivity rate is being reported at 3.4% and Region 2, which includes the Peoria and Bloomington-Normal areas, is seeing its rate drop to 4.4%.

As of Sunday night, 1,906 individuals in Illinois were reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19, with 473 of those in the ICU and 242 were on ventilators.

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Graphic provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health

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