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McLean County Adds 13 COVID-19 Cases; Testing Positivity Rate Holds Steady

McLean County Health Department sign
The McLean County Health Department announced 13 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

McLean County health officials announced 13 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday as the number of active cases dropped slightly.
According to the McLean County Health Department (MCHD), one person is hospitalized in the county with COVID-19 while 101 patients are isolating at home.

McLean County COVID-19 data
Credit McLean County Health Department
The McLean County Health Department announced 13 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

A vast majority of the county’s 583 patients already have recovered after being released from quarantine, while 15 patients have died.

The county’s seven-day positivity rate is holding steady at 2%, while the cumulative positivity rate remains at 2.1%, based on more than 27,600 tests since the start of the pandemic.

MCHD has partnered with Chestnut Health Systems to host a COVID-19 mobile testing clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday in Heyworth, in the parking lot of the Randolph Township Fire District, 103 S. Buchanan St. Drive-in and walk-up testing will be available.

Participants will be given the self-administered nasal swab tests.


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Eric Stock is the News Director at WGLT. You can contact Eric at ejstoc1@ilstu.edu.