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

McLean County Adds 3 More COVID Deaths; 72 Cases

Staff / WGLT

The McLean County Health Department is reporting three more COVID-19 related deaths. They include a woman in her 80s who lived in a long-term care facility, as well as two men—one in his 50s and one in his 80s—who did not.

This brings the county’s death toll to 116 since the start of the pandemic. About 60% of those people were long-term care facility residents. All but eight were older adults between the ages of 60 and over 100.

Meanwhile, the county’s testing positivity rate and hospital bed capacity are improving.

There are now 39 McLean County residents hospitalized with COVID-19, up two overnight. However, the number of COVID patients hospitalized in McLean County is lower, at 36. Currently, 62% of intensive care beds are open. So are nearly one in four total hospital beds.

The health department confirmed 72 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, based on around 1,200 test results returned. The county’s testing positivity rate dipped to 9.2%.

There are currently 974 people isolating at home. An additional 43 people are now considered recovered.

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