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Man In His 30s Is McLean County's Latest COVID-Related Death

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Emily Bollinger
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WGLT
The county's death toll since the start of the pandemic is 253. That includes eight people in their 30s.

A man in his 30s is the latest COVID-related death in McLean County.

The man was not in long-term care, the McLean County Health Department said Tuesday. The county's death toll since the start of the pandemic is 253. That includes eight people in their 30s.

Meanwhile, the pace of vaccinations continues to slow. Only 1,405 new doses were administered in McLean County from Sept. 15-21, according to data from the Illinois Department of Public Health. That's the third straight weekly decline in doses delivered.

About 53.6% of McLean County residents are fully vaccinated. That continues to lag the statewide average (54.6%).

The next vaccine clinic at Grossinger Motors Arena in downtown Bloomington is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, with another one scheduled for Sept. 30. You may pre-register online or by calling the MCHD COVID-19 Call Center at (309) 888-5600.

The number of McLean County residents hospitalized with COVID increased to 30 (up from 28 on Monday). About 88% of ICU beds are in use in Bloomington-Normal, and 8% of overall beds are open. The vast majority of COVID patients are unvaccinated.

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