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McLean County reports 2 more COVID deaths as county stays at medium level

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Emily Bollinger

COVID hospitalizations are steady in McLean County as the county reports two more COVID-related deaths.

According to the McLean County Health Department (MCHD), the two who died were both men: one in his 60s and one in his 80s. Neither was associated with long-term care.

The two deaths bring McLean County’s toll since the start of the pandemic to 412 fatalities.

McLean County remains at medium level transmission. For communities at medium, people who are elderly, or at-risk of severe complications, are advised to wear a mask in indoor public places.

Most of Illinois is at medium or high transmission.

According to MCHD, the county reported 11.5 new hospital admissions for COVID-19 in the last week. That’s same as the week prior.

New coronavirus cases also are steady with 297 cases reported, up from 294 the previous week. The largest share of new cases are among adults in their 60s (43) and 70s (42), according to the health department.

The county rate of fully vaccinated is 63.9%. The statewide rate is 66%, according to data from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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