McLean County tops 24,000 coronavirus cases as the weekly count hits a 2-month high
McLean County has reached a two-month high for weekly coronavirus cases.
The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) reported 425 new coronavirus cases from Nov. 10-16. That’s just over 60 new cases a day, and is the county's highest weekly total since Sept. 15, according to data provided by MCHD and compiled by WGLT.
People in their 20s make up the biggest share of new cases at 96, while children ages 5-to-11 are second with 81 cases. Younger children just recently became eligible to receive the COVID vaccine. More than 2,400 children in that age range have received a first dose.
McLean County on Wednesday topped 24,000 cases since the start of the pandemic. The county has reported 283 COVID-related deaths since March 2020.
Hospital capacity remains limited in Bloomington-Normal, as 97% of hospital beds are full, including 92% of intensive care beds. Twenty-three McLean County residents are hospitalized with COVID-19 and 472 people are isolating at home.
The county’s seven-day testing positivity rate inched upward to 3.9%.
Youth vaccination clinic
MCHD has scheduled its first after-school COVID vaccination clinic for children ages 5 to 11. It will be from 3-5:30 p.m. Dec. 2, at Grossinger Motors Arena in downtown Bloomington. The county also has clinics for younger children planned from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 7.
Appointments are required and can be scheduled online or by calling the department’s COIVD call center at (309) 888-5600.