McLean County Sees 19th COVID-Related Death As Positivity Rate Continues To Drop | WGLT

McLean County Sees 19th COVID-Related Death As Positivity Rate Continues To Drop

Sep 17, 2020

Health officials are reporting McLean County’s 19th coronavirus-related death since the start of the pandemic.

The woman in her 80s had underlying health conditions, said the McLean County Health Department (MCHD).

The agency confirmed 22 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, as the county’s testing positivity rate dipped to 5.7%—the lowest it has been in nearly a month.

There are currently six people hospitalized (down from eight), including one patient in intensive care (down from two). More than 100 others are now considered recovered.

The county’s active case count stands at 1,266. It’s the first time in over a week that figure has dropped below 1,300.

Illinois State University reported six new positive test results Thursday. The university’s positivity rate fell to 4.8%.

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Editor's note: This story has been updated from its original version. There are now six people hospitalized, two fewer than on Wednesday. It's unclear if either of those two people was the 19th death.

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