Fifteen new cases of COVID-19 in McLean County were announced Thursday. It was also announced that 17 more people have recovered. 

Out of the 598 cases, 483 are recovered, 99 are in home isolation, one is hospitalized and 15 residents have died of COVID-19 since March. No new deaths in the county have been announced for almost a month. McLean County's positivity rate remains 2.1%.  

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,953 new cases and 21 additional deaths. IDPH is reporting a total of 188,424 cases and 7,594 deaths. As of last night, 1,517 people in Illinois are hospitalized with 346 being in the intensive care unit and 132 on ventilators. 

Illinois has performed almost 3 million tests and has a recovery rate of 95%. The state-wide, seven-day positivity rate through Aug. 5 is 4%. 

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

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