MCHD reports 48th COVID-related death; 178 new cases

There have been 1,136 new cases reported in McLean County over the last week. (Graphic courtesy McLean County Health Department)


By Neil Doyle

BLOOMINGTON – A McLean County man in his 80s has died from coronavirus complications.

McLean County Health Department Administrator Jessica McKnight said the man was not associated with a long-term care facility. There have been 48 coronavirus-related deaths in the county.

As of Friday, there are 15 McLean County residents currently hospitalized, but there are currently over 50 individuals hospitalized in McLean County for COVID-19. Local hospitals are reporting 94% of ICU beds in use and 91% of total beds in use.

There are 1,369 people in home isolation while 345 additional people have been released from isolation, now 5,920 have recovered. The county’s rolling positivity rate fell to 10%.

MCHD reported 178 new cases, brining the total of of probable and confirmed cases to 7,352. There have been 1,136 new cases reported over the last week. An age breakdown of the new cases:

  • Under 1: 6
  • 1-17: 121
  • 18-19: 58
  • 20s: 277
  • 30s: 171
  • 40s: 164
  • 50s: 136
  • 60s: 109
  • 70s: 54
  • 80s: 29
  • 90s: 11

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