Watch Now: McLean County Vaccination Rate Approaches State Rate | Health


LYNDAY JONES

BLOOMINGTON – The percentage of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in McLean County is slightly lower than the overall percentage in Illinois.

Statewide, about 8.9% of all residents received both doses of the vaccine, while about 8.6% of McLean residents received – a figure that represents about 15,000 people.

The County Department of Health and Carle BroMenn Medical Center are holding alternate vaccination clinics for the first and second dose this week:

  • Grossinger Motors Arena, 101 S. Madison St. in Bloomington: Tuesday for first doses only and Thursday for first and second doses
  • Activity and Recreation Center, 600 E. Willow St. Normal mode: Wednesday and Friday for second doses only

Department of Health administrator Jessica McKnight said on Friday the county expected to receive about 2,900 doses of the state’s vaccine this week.

COVID-19 Update

The county has reported 44 confirmed coronavirus cases since Friday, bringing the total number of cases seen in the county since last year to 14,670.

The seven-day test positivity rate continues to remain low, standing at 1.9% on Sunday, the health department said. The county’s overall cumulative rate fell to 5.8%.

About 90% of all intensive care units (88%) and other hospital beds (89%) are in use, the MCHD reported on Monday. There are 24 people living in McLean County hospitalized with COVID-19, but MCHD again said the total number of people hospitalized in the county for COVID was “not available.”

No additional deaths were reported.

The Illinois Department of Public Health also reported 1,182 statewide cases of coronavirus disease on Monday, including five additional deaths.

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