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McLean County announces three additional cases of COVID-19

Written by on March 21, 2020

Photo courtesy of McLean County Health Department Facebook page

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – McLean County health officials announce three new cases of COVID-19.

The county now comes to a total of seven cases after announcing the first one just days ago.

The new cases include a female in her 70s with underlying health conditions currently hospitalized. The other cases are a male in his 50s and a female in her 20s both recovering in-home isolation.

Health Department Administrator Jessica McKnight assures the department is working to protect McLean County residents from further spread of the virus.

“We continue to work with our local and state partners in a collaborative response effort to COVID-19,” said McKnight. “It has been amazing to see so many local groups and the citizens of McLean County step up during this difficult time, working together to ensure that the needs of our community are being met.”

McLean County Health Department Communicable Disease Supervisor stresses that the need for testing is outweighing the resources available both locally and nationally.

“Testing for COVID-19 will not change the course of your treatment, as there is no treatment for COVID-19. We must work together to slow down the transmission of COVID-19 so we can protect our most vulnerable populations; those in our healthcare community; and, each other,” said Graven.

Residents should continue to stay home, wash their hands, and avoid touching their face.