Local health officials announce eight new cases of COVID-19

The McLean County Health Department is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 increasing the county total to 290. (Photo courtesy: McLean County Health Department)

By Blake Haas

BLOOMINGTON – Coronavirus cases continue to rise in McLean County with local health officials reporting eight new cases.

Officials report that 26 individuals are isolating at home while two individuals are in the hospital.

“If you attended an event or gathering over the holiday weekend with people outside of your household that you are not normal in contact with every day and were not able to social distance, we encourage you to get tested for COVID-19 between five and seven days after the gathering,” McLean County Health Department Administrator Jessica McKnight said in a statement.

McKnight also reports 248 individuals have been released from isolation and are considered recovered.

Over 14,900 tests have resulted in a positive rate of 1.9%.

Meanwhile, state health officials are reporting 980 new cases of COVID-19 with 36 deaths. The statewide totals stand at 149,432 cases, and 7,099 deaths.

Blake Haas can be reached at Blake.Haas@Cumulus.com.

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