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McLean County’s adds 123 coronavirus cases, but hospitalizations drop

A sign at the entrance to the McLean County Health Department building requires all entrants to wear a face mask.
Eric Stock
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WGLT
A sign at the entrance to the McLean County Health Department building requires all entrants to wear a face mask.

McLean County health officials announced 123 daily coronavirus cases on Friday, but the county's active caseload and hospitalizations dropped slightly after weeks of increases.

Twenty-eight McLean County residents are hospitalized with COVID-19, according to the McLean County Health Department (MCHD), while 1,136 people are isolating at home.

Hospitalizations are down from 30 on Thursday. Bloomington-Normal hospitals report they are 95% full.

The county reported 25,077 people have recovered from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 290 COVID-related deaths reported since the start of the pandemic.

McLean County’s seven-day testing positivity rate dropped to 5.7%.

Campus cases

Data from Illinois State University’s COVID dashboard show the vaccination rate among faculty and staff has increased to 94%. That’s the same rate as Illinois Wesleyan University.

Seventy-nine percent of ISU students are vaccinated, including 87% of those who live in university housing. IWU’s student vaccination rate is 97%. That includes students who have received only one dose.

Higher education staff and students are required to get the vaccine, or submit to regular testing.

ISU reported 56 new cases during the final week of classes. The university did not post its testing positivity rate. IWU indicated two new positive cases.

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