McLean County Testing Positivity Rate Ticks Up; 37 New Cases Reported | WGLT

McLean County Testing Positivity Rate Ticks Up; 37 New Cases Reported

Sep 15, 2020

McLean County health officials on Tuesday reported 37 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, as the county’s testing positivity rate rose slightly to 6.7%.

That breaks a four-day streak of declining positivity rates that bottomed out at 6.6% on Monday. It's still below the state "warning" level of 8%.

Of the 37 new cases, nine of them are children between ages 1 and 17. There have been 55 children who've tested positive since Labor Day. Some in-person districts in McLean County have shifted to remote learning as a result.

There are currently seven patients hospitalized, including two in intensive care, and 1,341 others who are isolating at home, according to data from the McLean County Health Department (MCHD). More than 100 more people are now considered recovered.

Illinois State University reported two more positive test results among students. More than 1,300 students have tested positive so far this fall. The university’s testing positivity rate sits just under the county's, at 6.4%.

Testing remains available at Bloomington’s Interstate Center. Additional testing sites are open to Bloomington-Normal community members over the next two days.

A mobile testing site at ISU’s Alumni Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Another drive-thru testing site at the Ferrero candy manufacturing plant in Bloomington will be open Tuesday until 1 p.m., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, and from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

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