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McLean County Hits Lowest Active COVID Caseload Since August; 40% Of Population Fully Vaccinated

Emily Bollinger
McLean County has reached 40% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, nearly six months after the first doses become available locally.

The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) is reporting six new COVID-19 cases, marking the lowest single-day count since mid-October.

The new cases added Friday were found in a batch of about 1,100 test results returned overnight. The county’s testing positivity rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point, to 2.3%.

The county's active caseload is now at its lowest level since August. There are 20 people hospitalized—down one patient overnight. Another 127 people are isolating at home.

McLean County logged 118 total cases in the last week. Kids under the age of 17 and people in their 20s accounted for the most cases, with 23 and 29 cases, respectively.

The county’s total caseload since the start of the pandemic is now 18,336. The death toll remains at 228.

More than 1,100 COVID vaccine doses were administered in McLean County in the past day, bringing the total to just under 147,000 doses.

The county officially surpassed 40% of the population becoming fully vaccinated, nearly six months after the first vaccine doses became available locally. That equates to more than 69,500 residents.

Information on when and where to get vaccinated in McLean County is available on MCHD’s website.

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Dana Vollmer is a reporter with WGLT. Dana previously covered the state Capitol for NPR Illinois and Peoria for WCBU.
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