A woman in her 90s has become the latest COVID-related death in McLean County. Her death marks the county's 31st fatality caused by the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) said Tuesday the woman had underlying health conditions and lived in a long-term care facility. Several Bloomington-Normal nursing homes have seen a resurgence in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.
In addition, four people have died at the Heritage-Health nursing home in the Woodford County town of El Paso.
McLean County also reached a new mark for hospitalizations with 15 patients, none of whom are in intensive care. That means one additional person was admitted to the hospital overnight. Another 264 people are isolating at home, and an additional 51 people completed their quarantine and are now considered recovered.
The county's testing positivity rate (7-day rolling) sits at 3.2%.
Illinois State University reported no new cases Tuesday. Twenty-four students have tested positive in the past week. The university has conducted around 1,100 tests in the last seven days—below its weekly testing goal of 1,500. There are currently 30 active cases on the ISU campus and 2% of on-campus quarantine space is occupied.
So far, Illinois Wesleyan University added one new confirmed case this week, bringing IWU's active caseload to five. The university's testing positivity rate (7-day rolling) is 0.14%.
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