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McLean County stays at medium COVID level as hospitalizations are steady

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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2020, file photo, a COVID-19 vaccination record card is shown. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

McLean County stayed at the medium level for COVID-19 this week.

New COVID hospitalizations are steady in the last week, based on data from the McLean County Health Department (MCHD). Weekly cases are down.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends high-risk people in medium-level communities wear a mask in indoor public places.

McLean County reported two more COVID-related deaths this week. One was a man in his 60s. The other was a woman in her 90s. Neither was associated with a long-term care facility.

McLean County has reported 387 COVID-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.

MCHD reported 8.0 new hospitalizations per 100,000 residents in the last week. The county confirmed 376 new coronavirus cases in the last week. People in their 20s (81) and 50s (58) had the two highest totals in new cases.

The county’s weekly testing positivity rate is 26%. That’s down from the previous week.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 63.1% of McLean County residents are fully vaccinated. That compares with the statewide mark of 65.4%.

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