COVID-19 Case-by-Case Update
Written by WZND Newsroom on September 2, 2020
Photo courtesy to the CDC
NORMAL, Ill.- McLean County Health Department is reporting 158 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total to 1,996 cases.
Currently, 828 individuals are isolating at home. Nine individuals are hospitalized, with three of those currently in the Intensive Care Unit. There are 1,143 individuals that have been released from isolation and are considered recovered.
There have been 16 COVID-related deaths in McLean County.
Over 48,000 tests have been resulted for a cumulative positivity rate of 3.8%. The rolling 7-day positivity rate is at 10.1% through Sept. 1, 2020.
The McLean County Health Department continues to monitor several key indicators that measure the health burden of COVID-19 and capture our county’s ability to respond. The target indicators include new cases, number of deaths, positivity rates, testing, and hospital availability.
“Keeping a close eye on these data indicators can help our local leaders and businesses make informed decisions when looking to implement additional precautions,” said Health Department Administrator Jessica McKnight. “As we see an increase in hospitalizations it is important to remember that even young healthy individuals can have complications from the virus, and some may even need to be hospitalized.”
Hospitalizations are a lagging indicator, often behind new infections by about a week.
McLean County has seen over 750 new confirmed cases of COVID in the last seven days.