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Illinois State University is continuing to hold COVID-19 vaccine clinics for faculty, staff and students in need of a vaccine.

The McLean County Health Department is reporting 20 new COVID-19 cases, making the total reported cases 22,901.

There are 211 individuals isolating at home, and 22,408 individuals have been released from isolation and are considered recovered.

There have been 269 total COVID-19 related deaths. 

There are 13 McLean County residents currently hospitalized. A total of 18 patients in McLean County hospitals are being treated for COVID-19.

In McLean County hospitals, 62% of ICU beds are in use and 89% of total beds are in use.

More than 540,800 tests have been resulted, making the cumulative positivity rate 4.2%. The rolling seven-day positivity rate is 1.8% through Wednesday.   

McLean County is continuing to experience high community transmission based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data which reports the seven-day moving average is 118.36 cases per 100,000 people.

There have been 192,147 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in McLean County, making 55.10% of the population fully vaccinated. The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that in Illinois, 56.43% of residents are vaccinated.

There are four upcoming vaccine clinics hosted by MCHD for individuals needing the COVID-19 vaccine. Walk-ins are accepted but pre-registration is highly recommended if a specific vaccine type is required or preferred to ensure its availability. 

People can register through MCHD website or call the call center at (309) 888-5600 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. More vaccine clinics near the Bloomington-Normal area can be found online. There are additional vaccine clinics in the local area for residents needing a vaccine.

The CDC’s Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices has not yet made an official recommendation of the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster. Following any future recommendations, the CDC director will need to approve any recommendations from the ACIP.  

JORDAN MEAD is News Editor for The Vidette. Contact her at jnmead@ilstu.edu. Follow Mead on Twitter at @meadjordan19 


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