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

B-N Hospital Capacity, Active COVID Caseload Improve

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McLean County COVID-19 testing slowed over the weekend. Just over 120 people got tested at the Interstate Center on Sunday. That's the lowest daily testing total since June 27.

McLean County's hospital capacity and active caseload are improving, with health officials reporting 100 new confirmed or probable cases over the weekend.

That brings McLean County’s total case count to 14,118 since March. The rolling testing positivity rate held mostly steady at 3.8%.

Intensive care bed capacity is at its best level in more than two weeks. Currently, 54% of ICU beds are in use. About 26% of all Bloomington-Normal hospital beds are open—nearly triple the capacity ahead of the weekend (9%).

There are 20 people from McLean County hospitalized with COVID-19, up three from Friday. An additional 351 people are isolating at home.

The active caseload of 371 is the lowest it has been since late October. An additional 160 people are now considered recovered.

No new deaths were reported from the weekend, extending the streak without a documented COVID-19 fatality to 10 days. McLean County’s death toll stands at 152.

More than 19,000 doses of the COVID vaccine have been administered in McLean County, according to data from the McLean County Health Department (MCHD). That’s an increase of 2,000 doses over the weekend.

Coronavirus testing slowed over the weekend. Just over 120 people were tested Sunday at the Interstate Center. That’s the lowest daily testing total since late June.

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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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