McLean County reports another COVID death; stays at low transmission
New coronavirus cases held steady in McLean County in the last week, while the county continues to have low COVID transmission, according to Centers for Disease Control guidelines.
McLean County saw a slight drop in COVID hospitalizations and one additional death. The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) announced Friday the latest death was a man in his 90s, who was associated with a long-term care facility.
There have been 404 COVID-related deaths in the county since the start of the pandemic more than two years ago.
The county reported 186 confirmed coronavirus cases in the last week. The largest share was among people in their 20s, while those in their 30s-through-50s had similar caseloads.
Bloomington-Normal hospitals report 8.4 new weekly COVID-related hospitalizations per 100,000 residents. That’s down from 8.9 the previous week.
Several nearby counties are at medium level COVID risk, including Champaign, Ford, Peoria and Tazewell.
The rate of vaccinations in McLean County has increased since the new bivalent booster became available, though the rate of people fully vaccinated has increased marginally. The county’s rate of fully vaccinated is 63.8%. The statewide rate is 65.9%.