McLean Health Care

The McLean County health department is located in downtown Bloomington.

The McLean County Health Department is reporting 40 new COVID-19 cases, making the total reported cases 22,941.

There have been 270 total COVID-19 related deaths. This includes one recent death: a male in his 50s not associated with long-term care.

There are 223 individuals isolating at home, and 22,435 individuals have been released from isolation and are considered recovered.

There are 13 McLean County residents currently hospitalized. A total of 17 patients in McLean County hospitals are being treated for COVID-19.

In McLean County hospitals, 77% of ICU beds are in use and 89% of total beds are in use.

More than 542,800 tests have been resulted, making the cumulative positivity rate 4.2%. The rolling seven-day positivity rate increased to 2.0% through Thursday.    

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 130.02 cases per 100,000 people as of Wednesday’s data.

There have been 192,589 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in McLean County, making 55.16% of the population fully vaccinated. The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that in Illinois, 56.60% of residents are vaccinated.

There are three upcoming vaccine clinics hosted by MCHD. 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. There are additional vaccine clinics in the local area for residents needing a vaccine.

Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots

The CDC signed off on Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters on Thursday. However, the MCHD is not commenting on this new CDC approval. The chart below shows the details involved before Johnson & Johnson and Moderna boosters will be scheduled.

MCHD process of approving vaccine for booster

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 before the MCHD provides any details of Moderna and J&J boosters.

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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