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McLean County reports its 276th COVID-related death as new cases drop

Face mask sign on glass door at Uptown Station
Eric Stock
A sign at Uptown Station indicates face masks are required at all federal transportation facilities.

A man in his 90s is McLean County's latest COVID-19 death. The McLean County Health Department said Monday the man was in long-term care. He's the 276th McLean County resident to die from COVID-related complications.

New coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to decline in McLean County. Carle BroMenn Medical Center and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center report they have 12 COVID patients in their care. That’s down 50% from mid-October.

MCHD said 214 people are isolating at home. That’s down from nearly 300 two weeks ago.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), more than 198,200 COVID vaccines have been administered in McLean County and 55.6% of McLean County’s population is fully vaccinated.

The county’s seven-day testing positivity rate dropped to 1.5%.

School cases

District 87 reports an outbreak of six coronavirus cases among students at Washington Elementary, and 10 cases among students and staff districtwide, according to its COVID-19 dashboard. The district's total is unchanged from the previous week. District 87 has 211 students and staff under quarantine.

Unit 5 saw a drop in weekly cases to 21 and a drop in the number of students quarantined (75) for the week of Oct. 24-30, according to its COVID dashboard. The district reported 34 coronavirus cases and 115 quarantines the previous week.

Unit 5 noted five of its new weekly cases were at Kingsley Junior High.

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