As parts of the country face a spike in coronavirus cases, more McLean County residents are choosing to get tested.
The drive-thru testing site at the Interstate Center in Bloomington saw a record 253 people on Monday, according to the McLean County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). That site is open to everyone every day from 9 to 5 p.m. No symptoms are required.
The site has been busier the last few weeks after an initial slowdown when Reditus Labs took it over in late May. The site tested, on average, 127 people per day last week, up from 70 at the start of June.
Around 13,400 tests have been administered in McLean County since the pandemic began. The county’s all-time positivity rate is 1.9%, although it’s been just 0.6% over the past week. That’s lower than the statewide average (now between 2-3%).
About 10% of McLean County’s 260 confirmed cases of the coronavirus have been asymptomatic when tested, said health department Administrator Jessica McKnight.
Meanwhile, the health department on Tuesday reported two new cases of the coronavirus in McLean County. One person is in their 50s, another in their 60s. There are now 10 active cases in the county—all people isolating at home. No one is hospitalized.
Thirteen people have died. Everyone else has recovered.
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