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303 new weekly COVID-19 cases reported in McLean County

McLEAN COUNTY (WEEK) -- 303 new weekly cases of COVID-19 are being reported in McLean County since September 29 -- 56 of those cases are being reported since Tuesday, October 4.

This brings the total number of probable and confirmed cases to 22,397, according to the health department.

0-11 = 47

12-17 = 22

18-19 = 11

20s = 49

30s = 43

40s = 40

50s = 23

60s = 21

70s = 22

80s = 15

90s = 10

100s = 0

Total = 303

96% of ICU beds are currently in use, while 94% of total hospital beds in use in county hospitals.

28 McLean County residents are reportedly in the hospital with COVID-19, not necessarily in McLean County. 25 people are in McLean County hospitals with COVID-19.

There has been an additional death from COVID-19 -- a man in his 80s not associated with long-term care -- bringing the total up to 263.

The health department says 302 people are at home in isolation, with 21,804 people released from isolation and considered recovered.

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 (194.73 per 100,000) of COVID-19 (data as of Monday, October 4, 2021). 

Approximately 188,175 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in McLean County and 54.43% of the population are fully vaccinated. 55.65% 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 = 56.66%

Age 18-64 = 58.74%

Age 65+ = 90.07%

Booster Shots:

The McLean County Health Department is offering booster doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for certain populations according to CDC recommendations

CDC recommends:

  • people aged 65 years and older should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, 
  • Residents aged 18 years and older of long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, 
  • people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
  • people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks, and
  • people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

Others are not being advised to get boosters, and there is no guidance for boosters of Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine at this time. The CDC recommends that booster doses match the original mRNA vaccines people received earlier this year.

MCHD COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics:

  • Thursday, 10/7 from 10am-3pm at Grossinger Motors Arena, Bloomington
  • Saturday, 10/9 from 10am-1pm at the Sugar Creek Arts Festival, Uptown Normal
  • Thursday, 10/14 from 10am-3pm at Grossinger Motors Arena, Bloomington
  • Thursday, 10/21 from 10am-3pm at Grossinger Motors Arena, Bloomington

Although walk-in appointments will be available, pre-registration is strongly recommended if you require or prefer a specific type of vaccine to ensure its availability during your time slot. You may pre-register by going online at https://health.mcleancountyil.gov/790/COVID-19-Vaccine or by calling the MCHD COVID-19 Call Center Mon-Fri 9am-4pm at (309) 888-5600.

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