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McLean County's Positivity Rate Drops To 6.5%; 180 New Cases Reported

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Half of intensive care beds at McLean County hospitals are open, as those hospitals care for 29 people with COVID-19. The county's testing positivity rate dipped to 6.5% Tuesday. That's the lowest level since early November.

McLean County’s COVID-19 testing positivity rate, active caseload and intensive care bed capacity are at their best levels in nearly 2 1/2 months.

The McLean County Health Departments (MCHD) reported 180 new confirmed cases Tuesday, which includes positive test results returned over the previous three days. That comes as the county’s testing positivity rate dropped to 6.5%--the lowest it’s been since Nov. 3.

Currently, there are 21 McLean County residents hospitalized with COVID-19, down from 25 ahead of the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. Another 730 people are isolating at home, while an additional 303 are now considered recovered.

Half of the county’s intensive care beds are currently open. That’s the most since MCHD started reporting hospital bed capacity in mid-November. Overall bed capacity nearly doubled to 31%, up from 17% at the end of last week. McLean County hospitals are currently caring for 29 total COVID patients.

The health department reported no new COVID-19 related deaths. The death toll stands at 134.

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