COVID testing 10

ISU is providing free COVID-19 testing at the temporary testing site in The Alamo II parking lot. Freshman physical education student Jake Sliter fills out his COVID-19 form asking him if he has been exposed to COVID-19 recently or has had any COVID-19-related symptoms.

McLean County health officials are reporting 124 new COVID-19 cases since April 30, bringing the total of probable and confirmed cases to 17,646. 

Currently, 453 individuals are in home isolation and 21 McLean residents are hospitalized due to COVID-19. McLean has had 218 COVID-19-related deaths. 

The county is reporting 16,954 individuals who have recovered. 

More than 322,200 tests have resulted in a cumulative positivity rate of 5.5%. The rolling seven-day positivity rate through May 2 is 4.2%. 

About 123,223 doses of COVID-19 vaccine has been administered in the county. 

The health department continues to urge residents to get vaccinated as soon as they can. MCHD is allowing walk-in appointments at their COVID-19 clinics and urge people to sign-up online in advance. Appointments can be made online or by calling the COVID call center at (309) 888-5600

GRACE KINNICUTT is News Editor for The Vidette. She can be contacted at Follow Kinnicutt on Twitter at @GKinnicutt 

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