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McLean County’s COVID-19 rolling positivity rate increases to 2.7%

MCLEAN COUNTY (HOI) — McLean County public health officials on Wednesday are reporting the county’s COVID-19 seven-day rolling positivity rate is nearing 3%.

At 2.7%, it’s the highest since May 21 when it was being reported at 2.9%, according to previous McLean County Health Department COVID-19 reports.

Since then, the rate was dropping steadily, reaching a low of .5% on June 23.

An additional 91 new cases of the virus are also being reported since July 14, raising the county’s total to 18,633.

One additional death related to the virus is being reported, a man in his 60s who was not a resident of a long-term care center, to bring the county’s total to 240.

As of Wednesday, 86 individuals in the county were reportedly at home in isolation and 10 McLean County residents were hospitalized due to COVID-19.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 48.23% of McLean County’s population is fully vaccinated.

McLean County vaccine clinics

COVID-19 Vaccines offered at McLean County Fair:
The MCHD will be offering free COVID-19 vaccines at the McLean County Fair on a walk-in basis only. All three vaccine types (Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson) will be available. Adolescents under age 18 are authorized to receive the Pfizer vaccine only and must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian carrying proper identification:

  • Wednesday, August 4 from 1pm-7pm
  • Tuesday, August 5 from 1pm-7pm
  • Thursday, August 6 from 1pm-7pm
  • Friday, August 7 from 1pm-7pm
  • Saturday, August 8 from 1pm-7pm

State-run COVID-19 testing center at Interstate Drive:
The drive-through testing center located at the McLean County Fairgrounds will offer its final testing clinic on Saturday, July 31 from 9am-5pm. Additional testing locations in McLean County are listed on the MCHD website here: https://health.mcleancountyil.gov/735/COVID-19-Local-Testing-Options

Drew Veskauf

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