McLean County reports its 299th COVID-related death as hospitalizations increase
A woman in her 70s is the latest McLean County resident to die of COVID-19 complications, according to a daily COVID update provided by the McLean County Health Department (MCHD).
The woman was not associated with a long-term care facility. Her death is the 299th reported in the county since the start of the pandemic.
Thirty-two McLean County residents are hospitalized with COVID-19 — up two since Monday. Ninety-nine percent of hospital beds in Bloomington-Normal are full, while 92% of intensive care beds in the community are in use.
MCHD said 1,075 McLean County residents are isolating at home. McLean County’s seven-day COVID testing positivity rate rose to 6.8%.
More than 37,000 McLean County residents have received their booster shot against COVID-19, according to data from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). That's about 22% of the population. The percentage of fully vaccinated people in McLean County is 57.8%, below the statewide figure of 60%.
McLean County saw a drop in COVID vaccinations for the week of Dec. 14-20 when nearly 5,900 doses were put in arms. That follows two consecutive weeks of more than 6,000 vaccinations.