Hospital bed usage drops in Mclean County, over 100 fewer cases of COVID-19 reported Thursday

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Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 4:03 PM CST
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McLEAN COUNTY (25 NEWS) - Hospital and ICU bed usage in McLean County has dropped since Wednesday, according to the McLean County Health Department.

Thursday’s release says 85% of ICU beds are in use, while 95% of total beds are in use in McLean County hospitals, a decrease of 7% and 4% respectively.

The health department is also reporting 331 new cases, bringing the total of probable and confirmed cases to 45,857.

2,554 people are at home in isolation while 42,923 people are considered recovered and no longer isolating.

47 county residents are reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19 -- an increase of four. 39 people are in McLean County hospitals with COVID-19.

More than 814,200 tests have resulted in a cumulative positivity rate of 5.6%. The rolling 7-day positivity rate is 9.8% through 01/26/2022.

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 (1,917.59 per 100,000) of COVID-19 (data through Tuesday, January 25, 2022).

Approximately 257,493 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in McLean County and 58.87% of the population are fully vaccinated. 61.92% of Illinois residents are fully vaccinated. The IDPH has created a dashboard on their website to track vaccine delivered and administered in the state:

Fully vaccinated McLean County residents by age category:

Age 5-11 = 21.74%

Age 12-17 = 61.66%

Age 18-64 = 61.94%

Age 65+ = 91.26%

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