McLean County reporting 697 new cases of COVID-19

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MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — The McLean County Health Department reported 697 cases of COVID-19 in its COVID update Thursday.

The additional cases bring the total number of confirmed and probable cases to 39,156.

There are 53 McLean County residents reported hospitalized due to COVID-19, while 70 patients are hospitalized for COVID-19 in McLean County hospitals. Currently, 89% of ICU beds are in use and 98% of total beds are in use.

According to McLean County, more than 746,000 tests have resulted in a 5.2% positivity rate, with a 17.8% seven-day positivity rate.

There are currently 4,974 individuals isolated at home, while 33,809 individuals have been released from isolation and are considered recovered.

The McLean County Health Department reported no additional deaths, keeping the total of McLean county deaths to 320.

About 253,167 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in McLean County.

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