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Kanisha Clements of Peoria sanitizes a table at the new Alumni Center testing location in Normal. This location is temporary, but testing will continue to be available for community members at the Interstate Center in Bloomington.

Twenty-eight new cases of COVID-19 were announced Wednesday by McLean County health officials, bringing the county total 3,003 cases. 

Currently, 1,348 are in home isolation and eight are hospitalized with two in the intensive care unit. McLean has had 18 COVID-19-related deaths. There are 1,629 people who have recovered. 

The seven-day rolling positivity rate is 6.1% through Sept. 15. Over 62,500 tests have been done, resulting in a cumulative positivity rate of 4.8%. 

Illinois State University confirmed an additional seven cases among students Wednesday, bringing the campus total to 1,392 cases. The campus positivity rate is 5.1%. 

Asymptomatic students can get tested from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Brown Ballroom in the Bone Student Center and the Old Firehouse. Students, faculty and staff can get tested at the Interstate Center in Bloomington for free. 

The ISU COVID-19 dashboard will be updated this week to show positive cases instead of positive tests. Active and recovered cases will also be shown along with self-reported cases among staff and faculty. 

ISU’s positive COVID-19 cases are reflected in McLean County’s daily COVID-19 updates.

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

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