McLean County Reports 2 More COVID-19 Deaths; Illinois Sees 6,100 New Cases Overnight | WGLT

McLean County Reports 2 More COVID-19 Deaths; Illinois Sees 6,100 New Cases Overnight

Oct 28, 2020

Two more McLean County residents have died from COVID-19 complications. The man in his 60s and a woman in her 80s were both associated with long-term care facilities.

There have now been 36 McLean County deaths since the start of the pandemic, including 13 this month. At least seven of those deaths have been tied to a long-term care facility.

The health department confirmed 39 new cases overnight, bringing the total to 4,251 since March.

Currently, there are 11 patients in the hospital. None are in intensive care. Another 393 people are isolating at home, and an additional 26 people are now considered recovered.

The county's testing positivity rate continued to tick up, to 5.6%.

Regional and state update

McLean County is part of Region 2, along with 19 other counties. Region 2's testing positivity rate is now 7.7% and rising. If it hits 8% and stays there for three straight days, new mitigations would be triggered as they already have been in several other regions.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports 6,110 new confirmed cases statewide—the highest single-day caseload since the start of the pandemic.

As of Tuesday night, 2,861 people in Illinois were hospitalized with COVID-19, according to IDPH. Of those, 600 patients were in the ICU and 243 patients were on ventilators.

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