McLean County Sees Drop In Active COVID Cases; No Hospitalizations | WGLT

McLean County Sees Drop In Active COVID Cases; No Hospitalizations

Aug 10, 2020

McLean County saw a drop in active COVID-19 cases on Monday as the county added six new cases, and  22 more patients have recovered from the coronavirus.

According the McLean County Health Department (MCHD), the county no longer has any hospitalizations due to COVID-19, while 101 patients are isolating at home. The department said 529 patients have completed their time in quarantine and are considered recovered.

The McLean County Health Department announced six new COVID-19 cases on Monday.
Credit McLean County Health Department

The county has surpassed 30,000 tests since the start of the pandemic. Its testing positivity rate remains 2.1%, while its seven-day positivity rate dipped to 1.8%.

MCHD announced five cases on Sunday. That followed a five-day stretch in which the county added 84 new cases, increasing the county’s total of confirmed cases by 15%.

The county has had 645 confirmed cases and 15 COVID-related deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

MCHD Administrator Jessica McKnight called for continued vigilance in taking safety precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, noting nearly half of the county’s confirmed cases have involved people under the age of 30.

“While some people are more likely than others to become severely ill, everyone is at risk for getting COVID-19 if they are exposed to the virus,” McKnight said. “Large, in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to maintain social distance pose the highest risk.”

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