MCHD Reports 43 New Coronavirus Cases, 3 More Hospitalizations | WGLT

MCHD Reports 43 New Coronavirus Cases, 3 More Hospitalizations

Oct 6, 2020

The McLean County Health Department reported 43 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday. That’s the second time in a week the daily caseload has exceeded 40, as the county’s testing positivity rate climbed to 3.4%.

There are currently 11 people hospitalized—an increase of three COVID-19 patients overnight. Two are in intensive care, while 203 others are isolating at home. An additional 50 people have recovered in the last 24 hours.

Over the past two weeks, there have been 292 new COVID cases in McLean County. College-aged people in their late teens and 20s made up more than a third (110) of the new cases. Those under age 17 accounted for under 10%, while those in their 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s each made up more than 10%. Elderly people in their 70s, 80s and 90s accounted for 20 of the new cases—about 7%. Also included in the new cases was the first person over the age of 100.

Illinois State University turned up no new cases from the 303 test results received overnight. ISU has reported eight COVID-19 cases in the last week and a testing positivity rate of 0.6%. There are currently nine active cases among students. The university also reported four more confirmed cases among faculty and staff, bringing that total to 20 since the start of the semester.

The most recent data from Illinois Wesleyan University show eight active cases and a testing positivity rate of 0.86%.

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