McLean County COVID-19 Positivity Dips; Hospitalizations Up | WGLT

McLean County COVID-19 Positivity Dips; Hospitalizations Up

Oct 15, 2020

McLean County saw an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations on Thursday as its rate of new cases and positive testing dipped.

The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) announced three new coronavirus cases. The department said 12 COVID patients are hospitalized. That’s up one from Wednesday. None are in intensive care.

The McLean County Health Department announced three new coronavirus cases on Thursday.
Credit McLean County Health Department

The county’s seven-day testing positivity rate fell to 4.3%, while the cumulative positivity rate also dipped to 4.3%, based on more than 86,200 tests administered since the start of the pandemic.

The county reported 281 COVID patients are isolating at home and 3,424 patients have completed their time in quarantine and are considered recovered. The county has had 30 COVID-related deaths since March.

Illinois State University reported seven new coronavirus cases on Thursday. The campus has 36 active cases. The seven-day positivity rate among students stands at 2.4%.

ISU will consider a contract on Friday to house any overflow of COVID-infected or exposed students at two Bloomington-Normal hotels.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported a new one-day record Thursday with 4,015 new coronavirus cases. The state also has surpassed 9,000 COVID-related deaths.

The COVID testing site at the Interstate Center in Bloomington conducted 550 tests on Wednesday. It remains open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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