21 new cases of COVID-19 in McLean County


MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — Thursday’s COVID-19 update from the McLean County Health Department reported 21 new cases of the virus and a slight increase of people in intensive care and rolling positivity rate.

144 people are isolating at home and 11 people are hospitalized, three of whom are in intensive care. 3,144 people have been released from isolation and are considered recovered.

More than 73,800 tests resulted in a cumulative positivity rate of 4.5%. The rolling 7-day positivity rate is 2.7% through Wednesday.

Collectively, the county has 3,322 cases with 23 deaths.

(UPDATE: 1 p.m.) — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported an additional COVID-related death in McLean County Thursday.

Health Department Administrator Jessica McKnight said the report is an error due to the update of an address after IDPH’s report. She maintained that there are 23 COVID-related deaths in the county.

McKnight said the department is working with IDPH to correct the error and will be reflected in Friday’s report.

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