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COVID-19 Case-by-Case Update

Written by on August 24, 2020

Photo courtesy to the CDC

NORMAL, Ill.- McLean County Health Department is reporting 99 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total to 1,143 cases.

At this time 403 individuals are isolating at home.  Four individuals are currently hospitalized. There are 720 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:

Ages 1-9: 2 cases

Ages 10-17: 1 case

Ages 18-19: 35 cases

Ages 20s: 55 cases

Ages 30s: 1 case

Ages 40s: 1 case

Ages 50s: 2 cases

Ages 60s: 1 case

Ages 70s: 1 case

Over 40,500 tests have been resulted for a cumulative positivity rate of 2.8%. The rolling 7-day positivity continues to increase, and is closer to the 8% warning level at 7.3% through Aug. 23, 2020.

“Younger individuals are being tested as our schools are back in session.  Our Universities have been doing, and will continue to do, surveillance testing of their students,” said Health Department Administrator Jessica McKnight.

Nearly 50% of our total cases of COVID have been among those ages 18-29.

“We continue to see clusters of cases from gatherings, household contacts (roommates), and off-campus activities,” said McKnight.

If you have been to a party or large gathering the McLean County Health Department recommends that you get tested for COVID five to seven days from the event or possible exposure.

“Due to the rapid increase in active cases, our capacity to investigate active cases and provide contact tracing in a timely manner has been impacted,” said McKnight.  “The McLean County Health Department will continue to work diligently to follow-up with those who test positive, however if you test positive for COVID-19 do not wait to hear from the Health Department to begin your isolation.  Please stay home and isolate yourself away from others.”