McLean County Sees 11 New Cases; Active Cases Drop | WGLT

McLean County Sees 11 New Cases; Active Cases Drop

Aug 11, 2020

McLean County saw its number of active COVID-19 cases drop for the third consecutive day as the rate of recovery has exceeded the number of new cases.

The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) on Tuesday announced 11 new coronavirus cases, while 22 more people have finished their time in quarantine and are considered recovered.

The McLean County Health Department announced 11 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.
Credit McLean County Health Department

The department has recorded 656 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, while 551 people have recovered. Ninety are isolating at home and no one is hospitalized. The county had had 15 COVID-related deaths.

The county’s seven-day testing positivity rate remains 1.8%, while the cumulative positivity rate is holding steady at 2.1%, based on 31,100 tests.

Bloomington-Normal accounts for the bulk of COVID-19 cases in the county. According to the county’s map of cases by ZIP code, Bloomington residents make up 58% of the county’s COVID count with 379 cases. Normal has 27% of cases with 173. The next highest is Heyworth with 15 cases and Hudson with 13.

Women are still disproportionally impacted by COVID-19 infections in McLean County, making up 57% of cases.

Black people make up 15% of the county’s cases and Hispanics account for 13%. Asians make up 2% of cases in the county. An additional 9% of the county’s cases are listed as unknown ethnicity.

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