McLean County health officials are reporting 138 more COVID-19 cases confirmed over the weekend. That comes as the county’s testing positivity rate dropped more than half a percentage point, down to 4.9%.
It’s the first time in about a week the positivity rate has dipped below 5%. However, McLean County is still considered at warning level by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
There are now 39 people from McLean County hospitalized with COVID-19—an increase of one patient since Friday. Bloomington-Normal hospital bed capacity remains unavailable due to a technical error in the McLean County Health Department’s reporting system.
The county’s active caseload continues to rise. There are 514 people isolating at home, bringing the total active caseload to 553. That figure has steadily increased since March 12.
The number of residents who have recovered from COVID now exceeds 15,000. An additional 125 people finished their time in isolating over the weekend, bringing the total number of people recovered count to 15,077.
About 77,966 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in McLean County, according to MCHD data. That’s up about 3,500 doses since Friday.
Figures from IDPH show just under 27,000 county residents are fully vaccinated. That’s more than 15.5% of the population. McLean County is still about 3 percentage points behind the state average for fully-vaccinated residents, which is just above 18.5%.
All vaccine clinics in McLean County are full for this week, health officials said. MCHD will open registration for COVID-19 vaccine clinics next week to all eligible residents in the 16+ population at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 8.
Online registration is available here or you call the county’s COVID Call Center at (309) 888-5600.
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