96% Of ICU Beds Now Occupied At B-N Hospitals | WGLT

96% Of ICU Beds Now Occupied At B-N Hospitals

Nov 27, 2020

Nearly all of Bloomington-Normal's ICU beds are now in use, and McLean County's COVID-19 testing positivity rate ticked up again Friday after several days of improvement.

McLean County hospitals are reporting 96% of their ICU beds in use, and 76% of total beds are in use, the county's health department reported Friday. It remains to be seen whether the public heeded warnings from Bloomington-Normal health care professionals to limit the size of Thanksgiving gatherings.

Twenty people from McLean County are now hospitalized. The hospitals are caring for people who live in McLean County and those from other counties.

Across Region 2 (which includes McLean County), about 78.2% of ICU beds are in use. The state's warning threshold is when that hits 80%.

McLean County's testing positivity rate (7-day average) rose slightly to 8.3%. That ended about a week of declining positivity rate locally. It peaked at 14.9% on Nov. 17.

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The county has seen 761 new COVID cases in the past week. That's less than the previous week (1,136).

Of those 761 new cases, here's the age breakdown of those people:

  • Children age 1 and under ---  5
  • 1-17 --- 95
  • 18-19 --- 26
  • 20s --- 157
  • 30s --- 97
  • 40s --- 115
  • 50s --- 108
  • 60s --- 86
  • 70s --- 43
  • 80s --- 21
  • 90s --- 7
  • 100s --- 1

The testing site at Bloomington's Interstate Center re-opens today, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It was closed Thursday for Thanksgiving.