McLean County Adds 6 COVID-19 Cases; Testing Positivity Rate Dips | WGLT

McLean County Adds 6 COVID-19 Cases; Testing Positivity Rate Dips

Jul 13, 2020

McLean County health officials announced six new COVID-19 cases on Monday, while the testing positivity rate dropped slightly.

According to the McLean County Health Department, the county has recorded 321 confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. Of those, 49 cases remain active; two people are hospitalized, and 47 are isolating at home. The county has identified 257 people who have recovered from the novel virus. 

The six new cases continue a recent increase in cases. The county has identified 49 new cases since July 5, marking a 15% increase over the last eight days.

The county’s seven-day positivity rate has declined slightly over the last two days, from 3% to 2.2%. The county’s positivity rate since the start of the pandemic is 2%.

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McLean County Health Department Administrator Jessica McKnight urges anyone who has tested positive to work with contact tracers who are trying to gain information about their whereabouts so they can isolate others whom they may have come in contact with.

“Making a choice to cooperate with your local health department in the fight against COVID-19 can help keep you, your family, and your community safe,” McKnight said. “Help us slow transmission and answer the call to slow the spread.”

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 testing site at the Interstate Center in Bloomington saw record turnout over the weekend. On Saturday, 300 people got tested, and 266 were tested on Sunday. Both totals easily surpassed previous turnout highs for weekend days.

The clinic is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

McKnight added she’s not aware of any additional COVID-19 cases stemming from an outbreak at the Normal Fire Department. City manager Pam Reece said Saturday four members of the department contracted the coronavirus while 11 other department staffers are under quarantine.

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