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McLean County reports 41 new cases of COVID-19 Friday

McLEAN COUNTY (WEEK) -- The Mclean County Health Department is reporting 41 new cases of COVID-19 -- bringing the county total of probable and confirmed cases to 22,488.

Currently, 290 people are at home in isolation. 21,907 have been released from isolation and are considered recovered, according to the health department.

28 McLean County residents are reportedly in hospitals for COVID-19, not necessarily in McLean County. 27 people are in McLean County hospitals with COVID-19.

More than 516,700 tests have resulted in a cumulative positivity rate of 4.4%. The rolling 7-day positivity rate is 2.4% through Thursday, October 7.

There have been 263 COVID-19-related deaths reported in McLean County.

According to the CDC Data Tracker CDC COVID Data Tracker McLean County is currently experiencing high community transmission based on the 7-day moving average of new cases per 100,000 (176.66 per 100,000 of COVID-19 (data as of Wednesday, October 6, 2021).  The McLean County Health Department recommends that the public follow the CDC guidance for masking in public indoor settings to help control the spread of the virus.

For a list of all COVID-19 vaccine clinics visit: https://www.vaccines.gov/

Or call the MCHD COVID-19 Call Center at (309) 888-5600 Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm.

Approximately 188,924 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in McLean County and 54.54% of the population 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

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:

  • 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
  • Thursday, 10/28 from 10am-3pm at the Activity and Recreation Center (ARC), Normal IL

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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