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WGLT's reporting on the coronavirus pandemic, which began in McLean County in March 2020.

County's Testing Positivity Rate Falls Again; ISU Adds 7 Cases

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McLean County's COVID-19 positivity rate (7-day average) has fallen to 6.1%, according to the McLean County Health Department. That's the lowest it's been since Aug. 21.

McLean County's COVID-19 testing positivity rate continued to fall Wednesday, as 28 new coronavirus cases were reported.

The county's positivity rate (7-day average) fell to 6.1%, according to the McLean County Health Department (MCHD). That's the lowest it's been since Aug. 21 after peaking at 12.5% over the Labor Day weekend. The state's "warning" level threshold is 8%.

Of the 28 new cases, eight of them are people in their 20s. Seven of are people in their 50s.

There are now eight hospitalized people (one more than Tuesday), including two in intensive care. There also are 1,348 others isolating at home.

Illinois State University on Wednesday reported seven additional positive test results among students. ISU's testing positivity rate (weekly average) fell to 5.1%. Around 1,300 students have tested positive this semester.

Illinois Wesleyan University has reported just one new student case in the past week. In total, 101 IWU students have tested positive so far this semester.


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Ryan Denham is the digital content director for WGLT.
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