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6 more COVID-19-related deaths in McLean County Tuesday; Over 1,600 new cases since Jan. 14


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Published: Jan. 18, 2022 at 5:02 PM CST
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McLEAN COUNTY (25 NEWS) - The McLean County Health Department is reporting six more COVID-19-related deaths Tuesday. for a total of 326.

They include three women, one in her 50s and two in their 70s, not associated with long-term care.

They also include a man in his 60s and a man in his 70s, also not associated with long-term care. The sixth person is a man in his 70s, associated with long-term care.

The health department is reporting 1,618 new cases since January 14, bringing the county’s total of probable and confirmed cases to 41,493:

  • January 14 = 556
  • January 15 = 552
  • January 16 = 256
  • January 17 = 254

37,779 cases have recovered. Currently, 3,329 people are isolating.

59 county residents are reportedly hospitalized at hospitals not necessarily in McLean County. 62 people are in McLean County hospitals with COVID-19.

County ICU bed usage is 96%. Total bed usage is 99%.

More than 768,000 tests have been resulted for a cumulative positivity rate of 5.4%. The rolling 7-day positivity rate is 13.5% through 01/17/2022.

According to the CDC Data Tracker McLean County is currently experiencing high community transmission based on the 7-day moving average of new cases per 100,000 (2,898.25 per 100,000) of COVID-19 (data as of Friday, January 14, 2022).

Approximately 256,081 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in McLean County and 58.95% of the population are fully vaccinated. 61.48% of Illinois residents are fully vaccinated. The IDPH has created a dashboard on their website to track vaccine delivered and administered in the state: https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine/vaccine-data?county=McLean.

Fully vaccinated McLean County residents by age category:

Age 5-11 = 19.63%

Age 12-17 = 61.85%

Age 18-64 = 62.13%

Age 65+ = 92.31%

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