COVID-10 Update – May 25: 3 Central Illinois residents die from coronavirus

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(WEEK) – Three Central Illinois residents were among 17 people who died from COVID-19-related illnesses in the state, according to data released Tuesday by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The 17 additional fatalities brings the statewide death toll to 22,650 since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

IDPH said the latest to die included a Fulton County woman in her 50s, a Livingston County woman in her 60s, and a Logan County woman in her 80s.

State health leaders said Tuesday there were 808 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases, boosting the state’s total to 1,377,249 cases.

As of Monday night, the state said 1,419 people were hospitalized in Illinois with COVID-19, with 350 in intensive care units and 180 people on ventilators.

IDPH said 65% of Illinois adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 49% are fully vaccinated.

Latest Tri-County Data

Meantime, there were no new deaths reported Tuesday in the Tri-County region covering Peoria, Woodford, and Tazewell County, so the death toll stands at 732.

There were 40 new COVID cases in the three counties, with 14 in Peoria, 15 in Tazewell, and 11 in Woodford, local officials said. Total number of cases in the Tri-Counties since the start of the pandemic rose to 45,341.

Health officials said 98% have recovered with .51% isolating at home, and .07% hospitalized.

14 new COVID cases in McLean County

The McLean County Health Department reported 14 new cases on Tuesday, boosting the county’s total to 18,298. The number of COVID-related deaths in McLean County was unchanged at 227.

The health department said there were 26 McLean County residents hospitalized with COVID-19, unchanged from Monday’s data.

Health officials said McLean County hospitals were 86% full, with 73% of ICU beds in use.

McLean County’s test positivity rate remained at 2.4% for the seven day period ending Monday.

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