McLean County Adds 15 New COVID-19 Cases; Testing Positivity Steady | WGLT

McLean County Adds 15 New COVID-19 Cases; Testing Positivity Steady

Aug 6, 2020

Fifteen more people have tested positive for the coronavirus in McLean County, marking the third consecutive day of double-digit cases in the county.

According to the McLean County Health Department (MCHD), the number of active cases dipped to 100, including one person who is hospitalized and 99 people who are isolating at home.

Close to 30% of the county’s 598 confirmed coronavirus cases have come in the last 10 days.

The county has had 15 COVID-related deaths, while 483 people have been released from isolation and are considered recovered.

The county’s seven-day testing positivity rate remains at 2%, and the cumulative positivity rate stands at 2.1% since the start of the pandemic, based on more than 28,100 tests.

MCHD Administrator Jessica McKnight said large, in-person gatherings pose the highest risk for spreading COVID-19 when social distancing is difficult, and travel also remains a high-risk activity.

“The more people that someone interacts with, and the longer that interaction lasts, the higher the potential risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 and COVID-19 spreading,” McKnight said.

COVID-19 testing continues daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Interstate Center in Bloomington. Nearly 2,000 people were tested there in the three last three days. 

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