Recoveries Exceed New COVID-19 Cases in McLean County | WGLT

Recoveries Exceed New COVID-19 Cases in McLean County

Aug 12, 2020

McLean County health officials announced 14 new coronavirus cases and one hospitalization on Wednesday, while the number of active cases dropped.

According to the McLean County Health Department (MCHD), 21 more people have recovered from COVID-19 since Tuesday. That lowers the county’s total of active cases to 83, including 82 patients who are isolating at home.

The McLean County Health Department announced 14 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.
Credit McLean County Health Department

McLean County’s number of active cases has dropped four consecutive days as more patients are released from quarantine.

The county has had 670 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. Most of the people infected have recovered. The county has had 15 COVID-related deaths.

The county’s seven-day testing positivity rate remains 1.8%.

The COVID-19 testing site at the Interstate Center in Bloomington set a record on Tuesday with 729 tests conducted. The site has seen increased traffic since shortly after Pekin-based Reditus took over the testing site in May.

The site is open to the general public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

MCHD also is hosting a mobile COVID-19 testing site from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Colfax Village Hall, 307 N. Harrison St.

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