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Illinois State University is continuing to look for ways to expand coronavirus testing for the campus community. Students living in the residence halls are going to be required to get tested regularly this semester. ISU also switched to using antigen tests that give faster results. 

McLean County health officials are reporting 72 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total of probable and confirmed cases to 12,711. 

Currently, 892 are in home isolation and 34  McLean County residents are hospitalized. McLean County has had 131 COVID-19-related deaths. McLean hospitals are reporting 73% of intensive care unit beds in use, 92% of the total beds in use. 

There are 11,654 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19. 

More than 190,700 tests have resulted in a cumulative positivity rate of 6.7%. The rolling seven-day positivity rate is 9.0% through Jan. 11. 

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


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