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McLean County reports 4 more COVID deaths as active cases keep falling

The McLean County Health Department will host a COVID vaccination clinic at Grossinger Motors Arena on Nov. 16 for 5-to-11-year-olds and a clinic on Nov. 18 for eligible adults.
Emily Bollinger
The McLean County Health Department will host a COVID vaccination clinic at Grossinger Motors Arena for 5-to-11-year-olds from 1-4 p.m. on Feb. 10 and Feb. 24.

McLean County health officials said Monday four more people have died of COVID-19 complications, while the current coronavirus caseload has dropped to a two-month low.

The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) said the latest deaths include a woman in her 60s, two women in their 70s, and a man in his 70s. None were associated with a long-term care facility.

That brings McLean County’s COVID death toll since the start of the pandemic to 343.

McLean County Health Department COVID-19 data
McLean County Health Department
The McLean County Health Department reported 342 new cases and four additional deaths on Monday.

There are 25 COVID-19 patients in Bloomington-Normal hospitals, according to MCHD. That's less than half the number Carle BroMenn and OSF St. Joseph medical centers had two weeks ago. The hospitals indicate 94% of their beds are full, including 89% of their intensive care beds.

Twenty-six McLean County residents are being treated for COVID-19, though some may be receiving care outside of McLean County.

MCHD said 985 McLean County residents are isolating at home. That's the county's lowest mark since Dec. 7, before the omicron variant peaked.

The county’s seven-day testing positivity rate held at 6.3%.

McLean County’s rate of fully vaccinated is 59.3%. The state average is 62.6%. The county’s rate of fully vaccinated among 12-to-17-year-olds and 18-to-64-year-olds is just over 62%. The vaccination rate among 5-to-11-year-olds is 23.6%. People 65 and older in McLean County are vaccinated at a 91.4% clip.

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