COVID-19 update – May 19: State reports 1,633 new cases, but rolling positivity rates drop again

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(WEEK) — Rolling COVID-19 positivity rates are falling again in Illinois on Wednesday, as the state’s public health department is reporting it has dipped to 2.7%.

Region 2, which includes the Peoria and Bloomington-Normal areas, is seeing its rate decrease to 3.1%, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Test Positivity 7-Day Rolling Average – Region 2

Graphic provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health

However, 1,633 new cases of the virus are being reported, as well as 28 additional deaths, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 1,370,342 and the death toll to 22,494.

A total of 10,551,158 vaccines have been administered throughout the state, with 117,381 jabs given on Tuesday.

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As of Tuesday night, 1,518 individuals in Illinois were reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19, with 405 of those being in the ICU and 224 were on ventilators.

Total Cases Change All Time

Graphic provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health

Meanwhile, in the Tri-County area of Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties, four more deaths and 48 cases are being reported on Wednesday.

All four deaths are being reported in Peoria County to bring its total to 350.

Tazewell and Woodford counties total number of deaths remain at 283 and 85, respectively.

Twenty six of the newest reported cases are coming out of Peoria County, raising its total to 23,360.

Tazewell County is adding 15 cases for a total of 16,983 and Woodford County’s total increased to 4,820 with seven new cases annnounced.

Of the combined total of 45,163 cases between the three counties, 97% are considered to be recovered, while .15% are hospitalized and 1% are at home in isolation.

Area hospitals are reporting 19 ICU beds and 53 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, 20 new cases are being reported to bring its total to 18,184.

No additional deaths were announced by the McLean County Health Department on Wednesday to leave that total at 227.

As of Wednesday morning, 23 county residents were reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19, 212 were at home in isolation, but 17,722 are considered to be recovered.

The county’s rolling positivity rate is being reported at 3.1% and there have been approximately 136,697 vaccines administered throughout the county.

Graphic provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health

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