McLean County health officials announced 44 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday as the county’s seven-day testing positivity rate reached its highest level in five weeks.
According to the McLean County Health Department (MCHD), the county’s rolling positivity rate jumped one point to 4.9%, while the county’s cumulative positivity rate stands at 4.4% based on more 85,100 tests conducted since the start of the pandemic.
The department said 11 COVID patients are hospitalized, up three from Tuesday. None are in intensive care. Currently, 304 patients are isolating at home, while 35 patients have completed their time in quarantine since Tuesday and are considered recovered. The county reports 3,399 patients have recovered from COVID.
Rural COVID testing
MCHD has scheduled a mobile COVID testing site on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon outside Colfax village offices at 307 N. Harrison St., weather permitting.
The department and Chestnut Health Systems have provided more than 400 coronavirus tests in rural communities since July 23 when they started the mobile clinics.
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