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Peoria County reports another COVID death for second straight day

PEORIA (HOI) - An 8th death due to COVID-19 in Peoria County was reported by the Peoria City / County Health Department Saturday. A female in her 70’s with multiple co-morbidities and a resident of a Long Term Care Facility was the latest victim.

It's the second death in as many days. After seven new cases confirmed on Friday, one more person tested positive on Saturday. The Peoria County total is now 177 with 149 recovered.

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In Tazewell County, one new case was reported Saturday. This brings the total to 67. Woodford County remains at 18 confirmed cases.

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Kyle Beachy

Kyle Beachy is a Multimedia Journalist for 25 News and Heart of Illinois. Born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana, he attended Indiana Wesleyan University where he studied Education and played baseball. He comes to us from Columbus, Ohio where he received a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University.

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