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McLean County sees one additional COVID-19 death Friday; hospital bed usage above 95%

McLEAN COUNTY (WEEK) -- The McLean County Health Department is reporting one additional death from COVID-19 -- a woman in her 60s and not associated with long-term care.

This brings the total number of COVID-19-related deaths to 256.

96% of beds in the ICU and 96% of total hospital beds in McLean county are in use. Thirty-one McLean County residents are reportedly in the hospital with COVID-19 -- but not necessarily in McLean County. The total number of COVID-19 patients in a McLean County hospital is 30.

Fifty-nine new cases of COVID-19 are being reported Friday, bringing the total of probable and confirmed cases to 21,852.

432 people are isolating at home. 21,133 people have been released from isolation and are considered recovered.

More than 485,100 tests have resulted in a cumulative positivity rate of 4.5%. The rolling 7-day positivity rate is 2.9% through September 23.

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 (238.46 per 100,000) of COVID-19 (data as Thursday, September 23). 

Approximately 184,956 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in McLean County and 53.79% of the population are fully vaccinated. 54.84% of Illinois residents are fully vaccinated. The IDPH has created a dashboard on their website to track vaccine delivered and administered in the state: https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=McLean.

Fully vaccinated residents by age category are as follows:

Age 12-17 = 55.60%

Age 18-64 = 57.93%

Age 65+ = 89.77%

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