Testing Positivity Rate Reaches 10.7%, As MCHD Reports 71 New COVID-19 Cases | WGLT

Testing Positivity Rate Reaches 10.7%, As MCHD Reports 71 New COVID-19 Cases

Sep 1, 2020

McLean County health officials confirmed 71 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, with the county’s testing positivity rate increasing to 10.7%.

There are now 807 active cases in the county. That’s down from a record-high 844 on Monday. The active cases include three people in the hospital, with one in intensive care; 804 others are  isolating at home.

Illinois State University reported 51 new confirmed cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of students who have tested positive since returning to campus to 1,023. The university’s testing positivity rate dipped slightly to 23.8%.

Illinois Wesleyan has reported 75 cases among its students, including 16 new ones announced Monday.

So far, according to the McLean County Health Department (MCHD) 1,838 people have tested positive for the coronavirus. Of those, 1,016 are considered recovered—an increase of more than 100 in the past 24 hours.

The health department did not provide an age breakdown of Tuesday’s cases.

The testing site at Bloomington’s Interstate Center performed 848 tests Monday, tying a record for single-day test total set on Friday. The site remains open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and now offers pre-registration online to expedite the process.

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