Soph Jack Vivvings COVID testing

Nurse Noel Yaegel checks sophomore business management major Jack Vivvings in for his coronavirus test. 

McLean County is reporting 34 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the total to 3,977. 

Currently, 285 individuals are in home isolation and 14 are hospitalized with zero in the intensive care unit. There are 3,647 individuals who have recovered. 

McLean has had 31 COVID-19 related deaths. 

More than 91,500 tests have been performed, resulting in a cumulative positivity rate of 4.3%. The rolling seven-day positivity rate is at 4.4% through Oct. 21. 

Illinois State University announced nine new cases among students, bringing the total positive case count to 1,425. Currently, there are 51 active cases and 1,374 recovered cases. The campus positivity rate is 2.5%.

Three COVID-19 cases have been reported among employees, bringing the employee case count total to 28. Employee COVID-19 cases are self-reported. 

Asymptomatic students can get tested from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the mobile home in the Alamo II parking lot and the Old Firehouse. Students, faculty and staff can get tested at the Interstate Center in Bloomington for free.

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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