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ICU, total hospital bed usage nears 100% in McLean County Thursday

McLEAN COUNTY (WEEK) -- The McLean County Health Department is reporting 96% of ICU beds and 94% of total hospital beds in use in McLean County Thursday.

The county is reporting 49 new cases of COVID-19 -- bringing the total of probable and confirmed cases in the county to 21,793.

469 people are at home in isolation. 21,036 people have been released from isolation and are considered recovered.

More than 482,200 tests have resulted in a cumulative positivity rate of 4.5%. The rolling 7-day positivity rate is 2.8% through September 22.

The health department said this number dropped "drastically" because of a high volume of COVID-19 tests being resulted over the past three days.

Thirty-three McLean County residents are reportedly in the hospital with COVID-19, not necessarily in McLean County. There are 30 people in McLean County hospitals with COVID-19.

There have been 255 COVID-related deaths reported in McLean County. 

According to the CDC Data Tracker McLean County is currently experiencing high community transmission based on the 7-day moving average of new cases per 100,000 (273.44 per 100,000) of COVID-19 (data as of late Tuesday, September 21).

Approximately 184,722 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in McLean County and 53.71% of the population are fully vaccinated. 54.74% of Illinois residents are fully vaccinated. The IDPH has created a dashboard on their website to track vaccine delivered and administered in the state:

Fully vaccinated residents by age category are as follows:

Age 12-17 = 55.49%

Age 18-64 = 57.84%

Age 65+ = 89.72%

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