MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — Thursday’s McLean County COVID-19 update showed 56 new cases and consecutive rising positivity rates, meaning the county may see increased restrictions if those numbers continue to grow.
Thursday marks the eighth day in a row where people in their 20s made up the largest number of new cases in the county.
The county’s 7-day rolling positivity rate has been above 8% since Wednesday, but it is not confirmed whether the county has hit the state warning level yet.
The age breakdowns for the new cases:
18-19 — 13
20s — 35
30s — 4
40s – 3
50s — 1
With the 53 additional cases, the county is reporting a total of 1,292 cases with 16 deaths.
493 people are self-isolating at home and three people are currently hospitalized. 780 people have been released from isolation and are considered recovered.
Over 42,300 tests have been resulted for a cumulative positivity rate of 3.1%. The rolling 7-day positivity rate is 8.4% through Wednesday.
The county had nearly 250 new cases of COVID-19 reported since Monday and have seen the positivity rate in both the county and region increasing.
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