McLean health officials announced 158 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the county total to 1,996 cases.

Currently, 828 individuals are in home isolation, nine are hospitalized and three are in the intensive care unit. There are 1,143 individuals who have recovered. McLean County has had 16 COVID-19-related deaths.

The county's seven-day positivity rate is 10.1% and the cumulative positivity rate is 3.8%.

Illinois State University reported 87 new cases among students, bringing the campus total 1,110 positive COVID-19 cases. The campus positivity rate is 24.2%.

Students not showing symptoms can get tested from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the week at the old firehouse behind Cardinal Court, on Schroeder Plaza or the Brown Ballroom depending on the weather or call Student Health Services to make an appointment if they are showing symptoms.

Students can also be tested for free from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day at the McLean County Fairgrounds.

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

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