For the second day, no new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in McLean County. 

Communicable Disease Supervisor Melissa Graven said it isn't a sign of slow down, thought it might seem like it. She said that the lack of cases is chance, the people who have been tested have not tested positive. 

To keep case numbers low, MCHD said that social distancing measures would have to continue for prolonged periods of time, probably longer than the April 7 and April 12 deadlines that have been thrown around in the public. 

Over 110 tests have been conducted, according to the MCHD, and 71 have come back negative. Thirty-four tests are pending results. 

 "It's too early to celebrate," Graven said.

"From a public health standpoint, it's well documented that social distancing and social distancing measures need an extended period of time," Graven said. "At this point, it's too soon to make that determination [to end social distancing]."

Currently, the McLean County Health Department is working on getting more testing materials available to those who meet the testing criteria. 

As for the seven who tested positive earlier, four are self-isolating in their homes. Three are in the hospital, one in Intensive Care Unit. 

ELIZABETH SEILS is a News Editor for The Vidette. She can be contacted at elseils@ilstu.edu Follow her on Twitter at @SeilsElizabeth 


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