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COVID-19 Case-by-Case Update

Written by on August 20, 2020

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NORMAL, Ill.- McLean County Health Department is reporting 42 new cases, as of this morning Aug. 20, 2020, of COVID-19 today, bringing the total to 872 cases.

Currently 188 individuals are isolating at home.  Four individuals are currently hospitalized, with one of those in the Intensive Care Unit. There are 664 individuals that have been released from isolation and are considered recovered.

There have been 16 COVID-related deaths in McLean County.

The age breakdowns for the new cases:

1 year of age: 1 case

10s years of age: 9 cases

20s years of age: 19 cases

 30s years of age: 3 cases

40s years of age: 1 cases

50s years of age: 5 cases

60s years of age: 4 cases

Over 38,000 tests have been resulted for a cumulative positivity rate of 2.3%

“Public health efforts are greatly reliant upon individuals acting responsibly and taking actions that evidence shows will protect them and those around them,” said Health Department Administrator Jessica McKnight. “Avoiding large gatherings, maintaining social distance, practicing basic hygiene practices, and wearing a face covering are small things we can all do to lessen the impact of this virus and save lives.”

The daily COVID-19 data reported by McLean County Health Department and public health across our state and nation represent people who are members of our communities directly affected by the virus.  “As a community it is vital for us to show we care by coming together and prioritizing public health prevention practices that lower our risk of becoming infected or infecting others,” said McKnight.

“That individual could be your friend; your parent or grandparent; or another member of the public that might be more vulnerable to severe complications from the virus,” said McKnight. “It’s about your own health, and it’s also about the health of those around you that you might infect unknowingly.”