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McLean County falls to medium level of COVID-19 spread

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Emily Bollinger
The McLean County Health Department reported 491 new coronavirus cases in the last week.

McLean County health officials announced Friday the county has dropped to a medium level of COVID-19 spread as new hospitalizations have fallen.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommends high-risk people who live in communities with medium level spread should consider wear a mask indoors.

McLean County Health Department COVID-19 data
McLean County Health Department
The McLean County Health Department reported 491 new coronavirus cases in the last week.

COVID hospitalizations have dropped in McLean County in the last week to 7.1 admissions per 100,000 residents, according to the McLean County Health Department (MCHD). That’s down from 11.1 new admissions per 100,000 residents last week.

The county reported 491 new cases in the last week — up from 447 the previous week. The largest share of new coronavirus cases are in adults in their 20s and 30s.

McLean County has reported 380 COVID-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.

MCHD also announced it is now offering COVID vaccines to children under age 5.

According to data from the Illinois Department of Public Health, 62.8% of McLean County residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including 40% of children ages 5 to 11.

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