McLean County falls to low level of COVID-19 transmission
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has dropped McLean County to a low level of community transmission of COVID-19.
The CDC has more relaxed masking guidelines for low level COVID areas, but it strongly recommends anyone at high risk or living with someone who is at high risk of COVID complications to consider wearing a mask in indoor public places.
McLean is one of 21 Illinois counties considered low, along with DeWitt, Livingston, Logan and Woodford counties in central Illinois. Tazewell County is at medium along with 38 other counties; 42 counties are rated high.
The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) announced 334 new weekly coronavirus cases. The largest share of new cases are among people in their 20s and 30s.
New hospitalizations saw an uptick to 9.3 per 100,000 residents.
Data from the Illinois Department of Public Health show 63.2% of McLean County residents are fully vaccinated. The statewide rate is 65.5%.
There have been 388 COVID-related deaths reported among McLean County residents since the start of the pandemic.