McLean County health officials announced four new coronavirus cases on Thursday, but no one has required hospitalization.
According to the McLean County Health Department, the county has 236 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Only 18 are active cases. The patients are all isolating at home. None are in the hospital; 205 patients have recovered. Thirteen patients have died.
The health department indicated the county’s testing positivity rate is 2.6% as of Tuesday, based on about 8,700 COVID-19 diagnostic tests performed since the start of the pandemic. Positivity rate is one of several metrics Gov. JB Pritzker is measuring as part of the state’s Restore Illinois plan.
The North-Central Region that includes McLean County has shown a decline in positivity rate over the last two weeks. Each of the metrics (rate of hospital admissions, capacity for medical and intensive care beds and ventilator capacity) have the region on pace to move to Phase 4 in two weeks. That would allow schools, more child care centers, and bars and restaurants to reopen. It also would allow gatherings of up to 50 people.
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