McLean County reports 71 new COVID-19 cases

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MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — The McLean County Health Department is reporting 71 new COVID-19 cases since Aug. 17, and a total of 400 new cases since Aug. 11.

The total probable and confirmed positive cases for McLean County is up to 19,667.

Currently, 406 individuals are quarantining at home and 18,998 have been released from isolation and are considered recovered.

More than 411,100 tests have resulted in a cumulative positivity rate at 4.8%, with the rolling 7-day positivity rate at 4.5% through Aug. 17.

There are 21 McLean County residents hospitalized currently from COVID-19, with 28 total patients hospitalized in McLean County hospitals.

McLean County has reported 242 COVID-19 related deaths in total and the county is experiencing high community transmission based on the 7-day moving average of new cases per 100,000 (205.81 per 100,000) as of Aug. 16.

Approximately 177,175 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered and 51.22% of the population is fully vaccinated, while 52.14% of Illinoisans are fully vaccinated.

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