County Adds 34 COVID Cases; Region's Positivity Tops 7% | WGLT

County Adds 34 COVID Cases; Region's Positivity Tops 7%

Oct 22, 2020

McLean County health officials announced 34 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday as the county’s seven-day testing positivity rate rose to 4.4%.

The rolling positivity rate for the 20-county region that includes McLean rose to 7.1%. If it stays at or above 8% for three consecutive days, it would trigger additional state mitigations, such as banning indoor dining in bars and restaurants.

The McLean County Health Department announced 34 new coronavirus cases on Thursday.
Credit McLean County Health Department

The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) reported 14 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19,  down one from Wednesday. None are in intensive care.

Twenty-five more patients have recovered from the virus, bringing that total to 3,647 since the start of the pandemic.

The county has had 31 COVID-related deaths since March.

The county’s cumulative positivity rate held at 4.3%, based on more than 91,500 tests.

The COVID testing site at the Interstate Center in Bloomington performed 716 tests on Wednesday, one of its highest totals to date. The site is open to the general public daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Illinois State University announced nine new coronavirus cases on Thursday. The campus has 51 active cases. The student testing positivity rate is 2.5% over the last week.

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