McLean County is reporting 84 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the community's total probable and confirmed cases to 11,355.
There were nine additional COVID-19 deaths reported in McLean County. Those nine victims include two women in their 80s, two women in their 90s, and one man in his 90s who lived in long-term care facilities; as well as two women in their 70s, one man in his 70s, and one man in his 80s who didn't live in long-term care.
The county has reported 97 deaths since the outset of the pandemic. Thirty-two of those happened this month alone, breaking the previous grim, 25-death record set in November.
Sixty-four people are hospitalized for COVID-19 in Twin City hospitals. That includes 29 McLean County residents; 92% of the county's ICU beds are currently in use.
Region 2, which includes McLean County, currently meets all the Illinois Department of Public Health metrics to ease up on the Tier 3 restrictions implemented on Nov. 20.
There's no subscription fee to listen or read our stories. Everyone can access this essential public service thanks to community support. Donate now, and help fund your public media.