Bone Student Center testing site

In the Bone Student Center is a container filled with test tubes used for COVID-19 testing. The Bone was one of the on-campus testing sites available to all students before it was moved to the mobile home in The Alamo II parking lot. 

McLean County Health Department is reporting 40 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total of probable and confirmed cases to 14,422. 

Currently, 195 individuals are in home isolation and 21 are hospitalized. Local hospitals are reporting 77% of intensive care unit beds in use, 92% of total beds in use. McLean has had 170 COVID-19-related deaths.

There are 14,036 individuals considered recovered. 

More than 238,100 tests have resulted in a cumulative positivity rate of 6.1% and a rolling seven-day positivity rate of 3.1% through Feb. 22. 

The McLean health department and Carle BroMenn Medical Center have four second dose COVID-19 vaccine clinics scheduled for this week after vaccine shipments were delayed due to winter weather. All canceled clinics from last week have been rescheduled and all other second dose clinics for this week will go on as planned. 

Clinics scheduled for this week: 

  • Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington for residents eligible and scheduled for the second dose
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the Activity and Recreation Center in Normal for McLean County residents due and scheduled for the second dose 
  • Thursday, Feb. 25 at Grossinger Motors Arena for residents due and scheduled for the second dose including those rescheduled from the Feb. 16 clinic 
  • Friday, Feb. 26 at the ARC in Normal for McLean County residents due and scheduled for the second dose

Around 28,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered in McLean County. 

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

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