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McLean County Reports 242nd COVID Death; Active Caseload Rises

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Eric Stock
The McLean County Health Department is exploring a new mass COVID vaccination site to handle booster shots if needed.

McLean County health officials announced the county’s first COVID-19-related death in nearly two weeks on Monday as the county reported 113 new coronavirus cases from the weekend.

The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) said the latest death was a woman in her 60s. She was not associated with long-term care. The county has had 242 COVID-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.

The new cases from the weekend push the county’s active caseload (275) to its highest since May 14. McLean County has 10 residents hospitalized with COVID-19 and 265 people isolating at home. Bloomington-Normal hospitals report they have 22 COVID patients under their care.

Data from the county show 64 people have completed their time in quarantine since Friday and 18,652 people are considered recovered since the pandemic started.

McLean County’s seven-day testing positivity rate dropped to 3.7%. The county’s cumulative positivity rate is 4.8% based on more than 398,700 tests conducted since March 2020.

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McLean County is inching closer to 50% of people fully vaccinated. It’s now 49.6%, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The agency says 173,283 vaccine doses have been administered in the county.

The state vaccination rate is 51.7%

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Eric Stock is the News Director at WGLT. You can contact Eric at ejstoc1@ilstu.edu.
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