The McLean County Health Department on Tuesday reported 14 more people with confirmed COVID-19 tests—the highest one-day increase in cases to date.
McLean County now has 62 confirmed COVID-19 patients. Of those, 23 have recovered, 31 are self-isolating at home, six are hospitalized, and two have died.
Again after Tuesday’s cases, the data suggests the coronavirus is disproportionately impacting black people in McLean County. About one-third of the local patients are black, even though black people only represent around 8% of the general population.
The McLean County Health Department reported 148 tests were performed on Monday at the McLean County Fairgrounds mobile testing site. That's a sharp increase from the 93 tests given Sunday, the first day of relaxed testing guidelines.
The state of Illinois reported 73 more COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday in addition to 1,287 cases. The deaths include three men from Ford, Tazewell and Champaign counties. All three were in their 80s.
The state's COVID-19 total has reached 13,549 cases and 380 deaths.
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