MCHD Reports 3 More COVID Deaths; Adds 9 Hospitalizations
McLean County health officials report three more COVID-related deaths. All were women—one in her 60s and the other two in their 80s. None lived in long-term care facilities.
The county’s death toll since the start of the pandemic is now 221. The McLean County Health Department added 58 new cases Tuesday, bringing the total since last March to 17,704.
The number of county residents hospitalized with COVID jumped nearly a third overnight. There are now 30 residents being treated for coronavirus complications—up nine patients from Monday.
The testing positivity rate (7-day rolling) held mostly steady at 4.3%. That’s an increase of one-tenth of a percentage point. The new cases were found in a batch of about 800 test results returned in the past day.
The county’s active caseload is down. There are currently 396 residents isolating at home, while an additional 103 people are now considered recovered.
Bloomington-Normal hospital capacity remains limited. Just 4% of all beds are available. Intensive care bed capacity improved slightly—down to 88% full.
Just under 123,600 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in McLean County, according to data from the Illinois Department of Public Health. That’s an increase of fewer than 300 doses in the past day.
About 32.5% of the county’s population is fully vaccinated. The state’s so-called bridge phase to reopening requires 50% of all residents to be fully vaccinated.
Region 2, which includes McLean County, continues to miss benchmarks for intensive care bed capacity.