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COVID-19 update – April 15: Tri-County area sees 1 more death; state reports 3,581 new cases

(HOI) -- The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday is announcing 3,581 new COVID-19 cases and 40 additional deaths, bringing the state's total caseload to 1,292,515 and the death toll to 21,609.

The state's public health department also reports a total number of 9,636,355 vaccines have been administered, with 129,755 jabs given yesterday.

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The statewide rolling positivity rate is being reported at 4.9% at Region 2, which includes the Peoria and Bloomington-Normal areas, has increased again and is at 7.6%.

As of Wednesday night, 2,043 individuals in Illinois were reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19, with 468 of those in the ICU and 190 on ventilators.

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Public health departments in the Tri-County area of Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties are reporting one more COVID-19-related death and 284 additional cases.

The latest death is being reported in Tazewell County, a woman in her 90s who was a resident of Washington Christian Village, to bring the county's total to 248.

Peoria and Woodford counties total number of deaths related to the virus remain at 298 and 71, respectively.

Peoria County is seeing the largest increase of new cases with 153 reported Thursday to bring the county's total to 20,916.

Tazewell County is adding 101 cases for a total of 15,670 and Woodford County's total increased to 4,409 with 30 additional cases reported.

Of the combined 40,995 cases between the three counties, 92% are considered to be recovered, while .22% are hospitalized and 6% are at home in isolation.

Area hospitals are reporting 46 ICU beds and 128 non-ICU beds are in use by those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and those under investigation of having the virus.


In McLean County, one more COVID-19-related death and 71 new cases are being reported Thursday.

The latest death in the county is being reported as a woman in her 50s who was not associated with a long-term care facility. The county is now reporting a total of 214 deaths related to the virus and 16,547 cases.

The McLean County Health Department announced 53 residents are hospitalized with COVID-19, 593 individuals are at home in isolation and 15,687 are considered to be recovered.

The county's rolling positivity rate is being reported at 5.7% and about 95,954 vaccines have been administered.

Graphic provided by the McLean County Health Department

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