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

McLean County Sees Zero New COVID-19 Cases Overnight

McLean County Health Department sign
Emily Bollinger

The McLean County Health Department is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 for the first time since June.

According to department data, the agency received around 200 test results overnight with zero positives. The last time that happened was June 28.

An additional patient entered the hospital overnight, bringing the total number of hospitalized patients to 12 with two in intensive care. Another 176 people are isolating at home. Fifteen others are now considered recovered.

The county’s testing positivity rate (7-day rolling) held at 3.4%.

A mobile testing site operated by the health department and Chestnut Health Systems will be open from 9 a.m. until noon Thursday, Oct. 8, in Heyworth. Drive-thru and walk-up testing will be available at 103 S. Buchanan, contingent on the weather.

Meanwhile, Illinois State University reported two new confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday. The university received 398 test results overnight. ISU's testing positivity rate is currently 0.5% . There are 11 active cases among students. Just 1% of the university's quarantine beds are filled.

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Dana Vollmer is a reporter with WGLT. Dana previously covered the state Capitol for NPR Illinois and Peoria for WCBU.
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