MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — The McLean County Health Department is reporting 144 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, Aug. 13.
This brings the total confirmed McLean County COVID-19 cases to 19,527.
381 individuals are currently confined to their homes, while 18,892 have been released from isolation and are considered to be recovered.
More than 407,900 tests have cumulated a positivity rate of 4.8%, with the seven-day rolling positivity rate at 4.1% through Aug. 15.
Twelve cases of COVID-19 are currently reported in McLean County, but this number does not represent all patients hospitalized for this illness or for other treatments. There have been 21 reported COVID-19 hospitalizations in McLean County hospitals.
As of Aug. 14, there were 242 COVID-related deaths in McLean County, which is experiencing high community transmission as reflected in the seven-day moving average of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (177.24 per 100,000).
McLean County has administered 176,643 doses of all COVID-19 vaccines, and 51.06% of the population has been fully vaccinated. Among Illinois residents, 51.97% are fully immunized.
The McLean County Health Department recommends the public follow the CDC guidelines for masking in public indoor settings to help control the spread of the virus.
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